Doha Oasis for Innovation ideal venue for youth to showcase skills
September 17 2019 11:39 PM
Saleh Mohamed al-Abdullah from Qatar with the advanced bike he developed and Shomotta Sayed from Ban
Saleh Mohamed al-Abdullah from Qatar with the advanced bike he developed and Shomotta Sayed from Bangladesh is presenting her innovation to treat type 2 diabetes.

The ongoing Doha Oasis for Innovation event has turned out to be an ideal platform for young and budding talents to showcase their innovative skills and manufacturing abilities. The event upholds the motto ‘Nation with its youth’ and is attended by 42 participants from 33 countries.

“The event is taking our innovations to a bigger platform by lending an opportunity to present them before experts, students, entrepreneurs and public,” said Saleh Mohamed al-Abdullah, a Qatari mechanical engineer student at the University of Sheffield.

He is attending the event at Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena with the advanced bike that he developed during his studies. The high power bike with rechargeable batteries can be operated manually or by an electric motor. The bike, which can reach 70km per hour, is also equipped with an anti-theft system.

The event is organised by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in co-operation with the Islamic Co-operation Youth Forum under the supervision of Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center in co-operation with the Qatar Scientific Club. Innovations, presented at the event, deal with 22 various sectors. These include information technology, engineering, medicine, water conservation, farming, mathematics, economy and waste management. From around 7,000 applicants, 42 were selected by a panel of experts.

“The event helps youngsters grow and it lends an opportunity to further explore,” said Shomotta Sayed, a student from Dhaka University in Bangladesh. She is here to present her innovation to treat type 2 diabetes. “The event helps us share our ideas, meet experts, get training and further explore of our world of knowledge,” she added.

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