Doha, Qatar-Sunday 13 October 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]
Eight contestants were whittled down to seven as Abdullah Alghaitabi was the first contestant to be eliminated from Qatar Foundation’s edutainment reality TV show, Stars of Science.
During Season 11’s concept prototyping episode, the top eight immersed themselves in a fierce battle with time to answer the jury’s question: “Will it work?”. Defending their prototypes, several contestants excelled in this stage and received praise from the jury. Imadeddine Azzouz was commended on his fast adapting skills; while experts applauded Youssef El Azouzi’s Flow Modulator Stent for reaching a very promising stage of development.
However, a few other opponents were not able to live up to the jury’s high expectations, including Abdullah Alghaitabi who failed to prove his concept. Consequently, Abdullah bid farewell as his Stars of Science journey ended: “Although my time on the show may seem short, I have learned more than anyone could imagine. Having the chance to discuss my idea with some of the best experts in the field was a dream come true. Stars of Science is the first step in my path to develop technologies that benefit women’s health around the world.”
With its unique format, Stars of Science provides inventors with the tools to develop their ideas and take them to the next level. This year, the show emphasizes collaboration and networking between current and past innovators. Yesterday’s episode witnessed the return of Fouad Maksoud, alumni and winner of Season 9, where he shared his experience as a former contestant.
Stars of Science will air every Saturday on eight channels across the region, until November 9, 2019. For a full broadcast guide to Stars of Science Season 11, visit www.starsofscience.com.
About Stars of Science
As the premier innovation show in the Arab world, Stars of Science – the edutainment TV initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF) – empowers Arab innovators to develop technological solutions for their communities, benefitting people’s health and lifestyles, and helping to preserve the environment.
Over a nine-week process, the contestants demonstrate the effectiveness of their solutions in a shared innovation space, competing against time with the support of a team of experienced engineers and product developers. An expert panel of jurors assess and eliminate innovators and their projects every week across several prototyping and testing rounds, until only four finalists remain to compete for a share of $600,000 in seed funding. Jury deliberation and online voting from the public determine the rankings.
Stars of Science will air every Friday on Qatar TV and every Saturday on various channels across the region, from September 13, 2019 to November 9, 2019. Please visit the broadcast guide for channels and timings: starsofscience.com
Details on regional broadcasting:
Qatar, Qatar TV: (GMT +3)
Fridays: 10:00 PM
Rerun Saturdays 5:00 PM
Kuwait, Al Rai: (GMT +3)
Saturdays: 9:40 PM
Iraq, Alsumaria: (GMT +3)
Saturdays: 9:30 PM
Jordan, Al Roya: (GMT+3)
Saturdays: 10:00 PM
Lebanon, LBC: (GMT +2)
Saturdays: 7:00 PM
Algeria, Echorouk TV: (GMT+1)
Saturdays: 7:00 PM
Oman, Oman TV: (GMT+4)
Saturdays: 9:00 PM
Al Araby TV: (GMT)
Saturdays: 6:00 PM
Website - www.starsofscience.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StarsofScienceTV
Twitter - https://twitter.com/starsofscience
Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, science and research, and community development.
QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.
QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.
For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, visit http://www.qf.org.qa
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