(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha, Qatar: The Qatar University (QU) Students Creativity & Innovation for Engineering Solutions Development Forum, organised by QU College of Engineering, showcased innovative works by engineering students, with a particular focus on potential commercialisation.
Students presented their work in the form of posters or through participation in the product exhibition. Judges from the industry and college faculty members evaluated the participants' work, and the best entries received the College of Engineering Technology Innovative Award.
The forum was an opportunity for students interested in commercialising their research outcomes and looking to strengthen their experience in innovation and consolidate their commercialisation pathways.
Winners of the award were announced during the forum, where participants also had the opportunity to network and learn from industry experts and faculty members.
QU's Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji said,“The College of Engineering at Qatar University is honoured to host the Creativity & Innovation Forum, which provides a platform for our students and participants from Qatar to showcase their innovative work. This event highlights the important role that creativity and innovation play in driving the development of new engineering solutions. We hope that this forum will inspire future generations of engineers to continue to create solutions that have a positive impact on society.”
Head of the Technology Innovation and Engineering Education Unit in the College, Dr. Wadha Lebda commented saying,“As Qatar continues to strive towards becoming a knowledge-based economy, it is imperative that we encourage and nurture a culture of innovation and creativity. The Creativity & Innovation Forum provides an ideal platform for students to showcase their innovative ideas and engineering solutions, which could have a significant impact on various fields. We are proud to run this event and support the efforts of young innovators in Qatar.”
At the end of the forum, names of winners were announced under the Posters and Products Exhibitions.
The winners at the graduate level were, Mahmoud Ibrahim in first place for his project“Effect of Basalt and Polyprolyene Fiber on the flexural performance of reinforced concrete beams with lap-spliced bars.” Second place went to Layth Hamad, for his project“Haris: An Advanced Autonomous Mobile Robot for Smart Parking Assistance” and Turki Alamoodi and Mohamed Hafiz Khalafalla finished third for their project“Car Ventilation System.”
Undergraduate level winners included Aldana Al Kuwari and her team, for their project“Grass Field Robotic System” in first place, Mostafa Abdelnaby, Omar Shouman, and Ahmed Mahmoud, for their project“AquaZone” in second and third place went to Amna Al Muhannadi, Aqila Khatoon, and Hiba Hassan, for their project“Automated Sustainable Hydroponic System.” The winners were selected by a panel of judges from industry and academia. The judges were impressed by the quality of the projects and the creativity of the students.