KUWAIT, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- Five Kuwaiti inventions won awards at the 8th International Invention Fair of the Middle East (IIFME) which concluded on Thursday, said Chairman of the Scientific Club of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Manfouhi on Friday.
Up to 36 works were presented, but only 20 of the inventions were registered for contest. Sixteen others were exhibited as products ready for marketing.
Five of the Kuwaiti inventions won two awards at the exhibition, said Al-Manfouhi in a statement to KUNA, explaining that Kuwaiti institutions namely Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences and the Scientific Club of Kuwait granted a number of the awards. "Some of the Kuwaiti improvised products are ready for marketing and await a chance from traders," he said.
The three first ranks of KFAS's award were won by Dr. Salah Al-Enezi (KD 2,500) for improvising a device for measuring plastic temperature and gas absorption, Bassam Al-Rujaib (KD 1,500) for his tool that prevents seeping and algae sticking on boats and Mohammad Al-Azmi (KD 1,000) for making a plaster for broken legs.
The Club award was won by Ahmad Al-Saleh and Nasser Al-Khaldi (USD 10,000) for inventing the "snow ball," the simplest electronic programming unit in the world. They also won two gold medals.
KFAS's Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity, which presented 11 inventions, won three gold medals, three silver ones and a single bronze medal. Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) won one gold and two silver medals. (USD=KD 0.303). (end) zak.rk