Two BZU students win second place in innovation competition

Omar Najdi and Suliman Shalwadi, who major in Computer Systems Engineering and Computer Science, respectively, in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Birzeit University, have won the second place in the Arab Innovation Academy Program – held in Doha, Qatar – for their application “GoGather.”

The Arab Innovation Academy Program is the first version of an extensive training program held from December 31, 2017, to January 11, 2018. The Program was organized by the Qatar Science & Technology Park, a member of the Research and Development sector of the Qatar Foundation, in cooperation with the European Innovation Academy and the Palestine Techno Park at Birzeit University.

The pilot of this pioneering training program provided training for 100 university students and young entrepreneurs from all over the Arab world. Participants benefitted from a worldwide network of pioneering experts in technological entrepreneurship, who shared innovative tools and methods developed by pioneering universities and companies, such as the University of California, Berkley; Stanford University; Google; the Amadeus IT Group; and the Qatar Science & Technology Park.

“GoGather facilitates organizing any events or activities for any occasion, without the need to remind, follow-up, or call anyone. The user is kept up-to-date on the arrival of any guests automatically,” added Najdi.