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Saudi Innovators Win 16 Medals in Warsaw

Saudi Innovators Win 16 Medals in Warsaw

Monday, 22 October, 2018 - 13:15
Jeddah- Aisha Jaafari
A group of Saudi innovators participated in the International Warsaw Invention Show (IWIS), annually held at Poland’s University of Warsaw. The event attracted competitors from all over the world.

Saudi inventor Sara Qureshi, for a third time in a row, partook at the event and was awarded a platinum medal. The Saudi team of inventors bagged 16 awards ranging from gold to platinum across 20 different scientific fields.

Qureshi presented the ‘smart key’ for vehicles and drivers which improves traffic safety in general and boosts the personal protection of drivers in particular.

“I have this concept in mind for a long time now, and worked for long periods on its materialization,” Qureshi told Asharq Al-Awsat.

The device helps regulate speed controls and reduce accidents, she said when explaining how her invention will increase transportation security.

“I participated in many competitions and won several prizes,” she added on the device’s competition history.

Despite being awarded on multiple occasions, Qureshi revealed that newer features and upgrades will further refine her invention.

“I developed and added new features you will soon see,” she said.

Qureshi was a winning competitor at Moscow’s Archimedes expo 2018, where she received an honorary diploma and a bronze medal. She also received a gold medal from the KWIA - Korea Women Inventors Association.

The young Saudi innovator said that the Kingdom’s support of youth is a core driver for many Saudi inventors who made it to the world stage.

IWIS is the largest in Poland and one of the biggest European international events related to innovation.

The IWIS was attended by representatives of several Asian, African, American and European countries such as Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Egypt, Canada, Malaysia, Korea, and the United Kingdom.

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