Students vie for project funding at Innovation and Entrepreneurship competition

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at Birzeit University, together with the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence, launched the first of a three-day competition in which students presented their innovative projects, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Chaired by a group of professors from Birzeit University and representatives from the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, the competition will provide financial funding for 10 winning projects out of the 26 submitted for consideration.

The panel, comprised of George Yerousis, manager of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit; Baher Dkedik, Private Sector Development Specialist at the Center for Continuing Education; Ahmad Abu Hammad, a professor of Geography at Birzeit University; Hazem Mara’beh, from the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence; Nariman Ammar, a professor of computer science; Ameer Sider, an instructor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and the Director of Master Program in Mathemtics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics Abdelrahim Mousa,  judged the projects on sustainability, impact, and benefit to the community.