Kuwaiti in­ven­tors win sev­eral awards at int’l in­ven­tion fair

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Five Kuwaiti in­ven­tions won awards at the 8th In­ter­na­tional In­ven­tion Fair of the Mid­dle East (IIFME) which con­cluded on Thurs­day, said Chair­man of the Sci­en­tific Club of Kuwait Ah­mad Al-Man­fouhi. Up to 36 works were pre­sented, but only 20 of the in­ven­tions were reg­is­tered for con­test. Six­teen oth­ers were ex­hib­ited as prod­ucts ready for mar­ket­ing.

Five of the Kuwaiti in­ven­tions won two awards at the ex­hi­bi­tion, AlMan­fouhi said in a yes­ter­day, ex­plain­ing that Kuwaiti in­sti­tu­tions namely Kuwait Foun­da­tion for Ad­vance­ment of Sci­ences and the Sci­en­tific Club of Kuwait granted a num­ber of the awards. “Some of the Kuwaiti im­pro­vised prod­ucts are ready for mar­ket­ing and await a chance from traders,” he said.

The three first ranks of KFAS’s award were won by Dr Salah Al-Enezi (KD 2,500) for im­pro­vis­ing a de­vice for mea­sur­ing plas­tic tem­per­a­ture and gas ab­sorp­tion, Bas­sam Al-Ru­jaib (KD 1,500) for his tool that pre­vents seep­ing and al­gae stick­ing on boats and Mo­ham­mad Al-Azmi (KD 1,000) for making a plas­ter for bro­ken legs.

The Club award was won by Ah­mad Al-Saleh and Nasser Al-Khaldi ($10,000) for in­vent­ing the ‘snow ball,’ the sim­plest elec­tronic pro­gram­ming unit in the world. They also won two gold medals. KFAS’s Sabah Al-Ah­mad Cen­ter for Gift­ed­ness and Cre­ativ­ity, which pre­sented 11 in­ven­tions, won three gold medals, three sil­ver ones and a sin­gle bronze medal. Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search (KISR) won one gold and two sil­ver medals. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti win­ner Dr Salah Al-Enezi (third from left) re­ceives his award. — KUNA

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