Winning Hult Prize team at BZU to travel to semi-finals of competition in March

Four students from Birzeit University had just pitched their idea that focuses on restoring the rights of people and societies who are forced into motion due to injustices. Winning locally, the team will be competing in the regional competition of the annual international Hult Prize in March.

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. The annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to create and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people.  

University teams were asked to build sustainable and scalable, for good, for profit enterprises to address the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge on Refugees. Universities host a Hult Prize locally, where winning teams will be qualified to participate in the regional finals in March, 2017, and then in the Hult Prize Global Finals in September 2017. The winning team at the  Hult Prize Global Finals  will win $1,000, 000.

The winning teams that consists of Mechanic Student Bayan Abu Salameh, and Civil Engineering Students Amin Taha, Qusai Abu Rahma and Hanan Mousa, presented a project addressing the problem of the increasing number of world refugees.

Through answering the question of the competition “Reawakening Human Potential”, the project’s notion is to create centers for energy production, that offers refugees with cultural, productive and health services.