Oman Innovation Festival concludes

Muscat: The Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation today concluded the activities of the Oman Innovation Festival in its first edition, which was held over a period of 6 days at the Muscat Innovation Complex.

The closing ceremony witnessed the announcement of the winners of the Energy Hackathon, Governorates Innovation, and Together We Innovate competitions.

In the Energy Hackathon competition, the Stellar team from the Sultanate of Oman won first place for its self-cleaning solar panel system project that solves the problem of dust accumulation. The system works with smart technology that ensures the cleanliness of the panels, increases energy productivity, and reduces costs. The project contributes to the sustainability of solar energy.

The EcoSat team from the United Arab Emirates came in second place for its project (Measuring emissions causing air pollution as an alternative solution to traditional sensors, using artificial intelligence techniques and satellite images).

While the Carbo-EcoGen System team from the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Qatar achieved third place, for the idea of ​​(a device that absorbs carbon from the air and pumps it into a container for organic waste to produce methane gas, which is used to generate electrical energy, which contributes to reducing carbon emissions and recycling waste. membership).

South Al Sharqiyah Governorate won first place in the Governorate Innovation Competition for its project in the field of food by employing artificial intelligence techniques to combat the palm weevil using a bio-insecticide, and North Al Sharqiyah Governorate came in second place for its project in the field of manufacturing, which contributes to raising the economic value. Al-Soor has innovative manufacturing industries, and Al-Dhahirah Governorate won third place for the project “Using Azolla in Treating Water Associated with Oil Extraction in the Jibal and Fahud Field” in the field of water and environment.

The “Virtual Science Laboratory” project by Dr. Khalsa bint Hamad Al Bahariya won first place as the best innovation across the fields in the “Together We Innovate” competition, while the Naqla project won as the best project in the field of tourism, the Eternal Days project in the field of education, and the “Algorithm of the Rabbit and the Cunning Fox.” To neutralize cybersecurity attacks” in the field of logistics, the “NC-Soil” project also won in the field of food security, the “Nadeem” project in the field of health, and the “Eco-Friendly Bags” project in the field of energy.

Ibrahim bin Ahmed Al Balushi, Director of the Oman Innovation Festival, said in the closing speech of the festival: The festival provided a spacious space in which innovators met with supporters of innovation from the governmental and private sectors and civil society, and highlighted aspects related to innovation, including legislation and laws, and discussed the challenges facing innovators in order to come up with a plan. Executive to process it.

He added that the Oman Innovation Festival included many events and activities directed to all actors in the innovation system, ranging from activities directed to young innovators and children, including those directed to innovators from higher education institutions, including specialists and emerging companies based on innovation, and general events for the entire community.

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