Saudi inventors get key medals at global event

SHARIF M. TAHA | Arab News Staff

Published — Wednesday 7 November 2012

Last update 7 November 2012 3:54 pm

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RIYADH: Saudi inventors have been awarded one gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions and New Products (iENA). The fair was held in Nuremberg, Germany, on Nov. 1-4.
About 800 inventions from competitors from 37 countries had been entered in the competition at the fair.
Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Baqabas got the gold medal for his invention for the preparation and use of new micro ruthenium granules.
Abdulmajid Al-Zakari, Sulaiman Al-Tuwaijri, Faisal Al-Dosari, and Omar Al-Anqari won a silver medal for their discovery of a treatment of the body’s excessive production of interferon beta. Morouj Al-Thaqafi and Ranin Abdulilah got a silver medal for their work on nanotechnology.
The three bronze medals were awarded to Nabil Sharaf, Mustafa Huwaidir and Yusuf Al-Quws for inventing a cooling system for electronic chips, converting oceanic waves into electric power and a traffic accident reporting apparatus, respectively.
Mahmoud Naqadi, deputy secretary-general of the King Abdulaziz & Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, said the event gave Saudi inventors an opportunity to showcase their capabilities to an international group of experts and businessmen.
Competing at international events will allow Saudi inventors to communicate with their counterparts, experts and businessmen will benefit them at all levels, he said.
The iENA event focused on areas including building, household, medical engineering, leisure/hobby, traffic and transport, automotive accessories, electrical engineering, electronics, environmental technology, energy technology, and general inventions for daily life.

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