Inventors from Qatar won five medals at the 14th International Invention Fair in the Middle East (IIFME) held in Kuwait from February 4-7, which saw some 200 inventions from more than 40 Arab and other countries.
Omar al-Emadi won a gold medal for his innovative water quality monitoring system.
One silver medal went to Dr Saif al-Hajari's innovation, and one silver medal went to Bandar al-Mansoori and Nayef al-Ajmi's project of a device for growing plants with solar and air energy.
Two bronze medals were won by Dr Hitmi al-Hitmi and Hamad al-Yafei.
Qatar Scientific Club (QSC) manager Sheikh Ali bin Salman al-Thani, who headed the delegation from Qatar to the 14th IIFME, expressed his pride in the group of ambitious Qatari youth eager to achieve the best.
Sheikh Ali said that the delegation members exhibited presented great ability to overcome challenges and develop proper solutions to any obstacle.
He praised Qatar University (QU)'s pioneering role in the field of research and innovation, which has been proven in international scientific forums and exhibitions.
The IIFME's panel of judges comprises 60 academics and specialists in all scientific fields.
The participating inventions are classified into 22 fields that are similar to the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions classifying system.