Tribune News Network
Continuing with its success, Qatar University’s (QU) Young Scientists Centre (YSC) has swept seven awards at the 8th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, iCAN 2023.
The awards include two gold awards, a silver award for projects submitted by the centre’s students, another silver award for the centre itself, in addition to three special awards. This win came after stiff competition with 621 other projects from 50 countries around the world, which is a huge feat.
The iCan 2023 competition, which is in its eighth cycle, is organized by the Toronto International Society for Innovation and Advanced Skills (TISIAS) in Canada. It aims to encourage inventors and researchers with creative abilities from around the world by providing a global platform for scientific competition, serving as a gateway for linking innovative ideas, technologies and solutions.
QU’s YSC is keen to encourage students to demonstrate their innovative ideas in national and international scientific conferences, to develop and disseminate knowledge, and highlight its importance in the field of scientific research while focusing on the sustainable development of the State of Qatar.
During the competition, students Khaled Al-Kubaisi, Khaled Al-Midfa, Saeed Al-Kuwari and Mohammed Al-Khulaifi, from Hayat Universal Bilingual School, won a gold medal for their project ‘Innovative Football to Analyse the Players Physical Performance.’ The high school students developed a football that evaluates player performance by utilizing artificial intelligence techniques, to be used in training evaluations. This project was made possible through the student’s participation in the Science in Sports program offered by the YSC.