Challenge for Innovation


How did we start our journey ?!

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November 2016, it was the innovation week at the United Arab Emirates University. During that week, there were a lot of events and competitions going on one of them was known as “the challenge for innovation (C4I)”. We the four busy, drowned in writing essays, submitting homework’s and preparing for exams chemical engineering students decided to participate in this competition by sending our idea through an email. There were more than 100 ideas and we have been selected between 35 teams to start our mission. We never knew that our life will change forever, form busy students to busy co-founders and chemical engineering students.

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It was one week with intensive workshops, mentoring sessions, supervision, and writing support sessions. It was really a good example for challenging especially challenge yourself. We have been working and after one week we submitted our business plan, pitch deck presentation, and video that describes our solution and our product.

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The challenge was set for one week with intensive workshops, mentoring sessions, supervision, and writing support sessions from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm every single day. The team lived on coffee, skipped classes and slept for 4 hours in a day to come up with a business model, check the feasibility of the idea, write a 30-page business plan, prepare a video that describes our solution and prepare to pitch the idea for an audience. During this week, we came to understand that if we are set to our limits we don’t break, we know how to focus to achieve our goals even through harsh circumstances. Surviving that week, we know we can survive anything challenging us.After the business plan evaluation, we have been selected

After the business plan evaluation, we have been selected between 16 finalists and we moved to the second phase of the challenge which is pitching in front of entrepreneurs, investors, and experts, who have not read our business plan.

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After one day, we had the end ceremony, where we have been selected to be the best 10 teams and got the 9th rank. We are super happy because our idea was considered from the best ten projects. We are currently enrolled in the Science and Innovation Park incubation program: P2M Program “prototype to Market” that is a new program for social entrepreneurs. Thank you for UAEU Science and Innovation Park to give us such a great opportunity to develop our ideas and to make our dreams happen.

To know more about the science and innovation park, visit the link below and don’t hesitate to contact us or pay us a visit at the park.

https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/sip/

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