|The Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ACK recently hosted its “First Annual Competition for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Enterprises”. The event took place at ACK and was sponsored by the Arab Planning Institute (API) and Kuwait Banking Association (KBA). In attendance were Mr. Abdullah Al-Sharhan, Chairman of ACK, Dr. Bader Mallalah, Chairman of API, Mr. Sulaiman Al-Ayoubi on behalf of Mr. Majid Al-Ajeel, Chairman of KBA, and Dr. Redha Behbehani, Founder and Director General of Global Center.
Participating projects covered a wide range of industries, such as food and beverage, IT, Social Media and Communications, Tourism, Industrial and more.
The judging panel of the competition consisted of Dr. Sam Toglaw, Manager of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Ehab Moqagalah, Director of SME Center at (API), and Mr. Wael Dabbousi, Director of Engineering and R&D at the Renewable Energy Startup in Montreal, Canada.
At the end of the competition “Green Rubber Corp.” project was announced as 1st Winner, with the team consisting of Mohammad Al-Eidani, Ali Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, Addeb Peerkhan, Aftab Sawhney, and Mustafa Al-Jasem. “Open Table” took 2nd place, with their team consisting of: Fatema AlGhanim, Hajar Arab, Loulwa Boodai, Menna Abdulmajeed, Nada Khalaf, and Tabia Al Nasser. 3rd place went to “In Radius” with their team consisting of: Mohammad Abdulrazzak, and Ali Abdulrasoul.
Posted on May 11, 2016