The Regenerative Innovation of Lebanese Youth
500 Lebanese young inventors participated in the 13th Mobarat ElOloum Science Fair taking place in conjunction with Beirut Invention Show 2016 on April 21st and 22nd. The fair was organized by the National Association of Science and Research (NASR), IFIA focal point in the Middle East region.
175 inventions were showcased in the course of the exhibition belonging to six different categories namely: Robotics, Environmental Resources, ICT, Physics and Chemistry, Biology and Health and Astronomy. “KoRo” invented by Maalouf (17 years) is a Robot programmed to imitate the gestures of people and designed to help the people with special needs. It won “The Prize Hassan Kamel Sabbah for Young Innovators” with a total amount of $4,000. Meanwhile, the project “Smart Home” by Samir Rizk represented a fully automated house controlled using a mobile application.
The first Beirut Invention Show 2016 was addressed for all Lebanese inventors who have been granted a patent for their inventions. The most notable inventions included an application for divers, an environmental board and an application for drivers.
13th Mobarat ElOloum and Beirut Invention Show 2016 were held under the patrimony of the Minister of Work, Sejaan Kazzi, the Minister of Culture, Raymond Eraiji and the Minister of Industry, Hussein Hajj Hassan. The support provided by three ministers emphasizes the great work of NASR which is helping Lebanese youth to be more innovative and creative.