Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait- Sabah Al-Ahmad Ctr. for Giftedness: A place to turn creative ideas into tangible products  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 02/09/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC) has made it possible for Kuwaiti youth to unleash their imagination and come up with ideas for inventions that can be turned into reality.

As an initiative by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to discover and sponsor talented and creative Kuwaitis, SACGC, an affiliate of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), was established in 2010.

The center takes gifted and talented persons under its wings and provides them with proper financial support in order to develop their skills and encourage them to keep on innovating.

It also helps inventors to register their patents locally and internationally to protect their intellectual property rights and make available special workshops and programs to empower those individuals.

Hence, Kuwaiti youth now has a nurturing environment to adopt them and help them turn ideas, big or small, into products than can be used in real life. Many individuals have benefited from the support given by SACGC and have made a name for themselves in the realms of scientific creativity and business.

The center's "Kuwaiti Inventions: from Concept to Reality" book showcases 26 prominent patented inventions that could be used in hospitals, households, vehicles and offices, just to name a few.

Inventor Abdulridha Al-Saffar created 'Sub-surface Irrigation System;' a system that is developed for farms and sports fields of all kinds and spaces.

It guarantees that 90 percent of water is utilized for irrigation. The system can be controlled by a computer program that specifies the amount and time of water needed, the book shows.

A 'Surgical Needle Holder' was invented by Dr. Hassan Al-Shammari to help surgeons in moving the needle in difficult circumstances such as narrow areas and allows the surgeon's hand to be in a comfortable positions while operating on patients.

The 'Bee House' invention by Fahad Al-Azmi is created to keep bee swarms for dying due to high temperature by equipping the house with AC and thermal isolation. The smart architecture allows bees to fly in and out, let the sunlight in, and prevents air flow. The roof is adjustable to allow control of the inner temperature to keep the bees safe.

Another invention featured in the book is 'Automatic Fire Extinguisher' by Mohammad Al-Azmi. The difference between an automatic fire extinguisher and a regular one is that the automated one has a thermo sensor that triggers the device to work in case of fire. The design of this extinguisher makes it always land safely on its bottom to keep the user safe.

Another useful invention for the country's harsh weather conditions is a 'Portable Car Cover' by Mansour Al-Mutairi. It is a flexible sheet of plastic or fabric that has for foldable legs. Each of the legs in connected to a base by an adjustment mechanism for positioning the upper end of the legs to stretch the cover over the automobile.

The 'Thermal Breathing Bed' is another smart invention by Sulaiman Al-Khattaf, which creates a cradle that mimics the mother's breathing and her body warmth through a mattress that is designed to move up and down and provide body-like warmth. The mattress also plays music for calm sleep.

All of these inventions would not have been able to see the light if it weren't for the support and help given by the SACGC. It is always seeking to discover more talented individuals, not only to enable the center to be recognized internationally, or nurture innovations for the country's developmental purposes, but also to make a name for inventors on global levels.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 5 2015 - Saudi- Ministry of Commerce and Industry approves establishment of 16 companies with SR 55.1 million capitalSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah approved the establishment of 16 closed joint stock companies during the last period with a capital ...

 Aug 5 2015 - 13 security personnel killed in Iraq suicide bombingSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) At least 13 security personnel were killed on Wednesday in a suicide car bombing in Iraq's eastern province ofDiyala, police said, according to dpa.Nine others were ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Fifth Saudi relief plane arrives in AdenSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The 5th Saudi relief plane arrived today at Aden International Airport laden with 12 tons of medical supplies for patients with kidney failure accompanied by a team from ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Yemeni President confirms: victories of national army and resistance will not stop until purging all areas of coup forcesSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi of the Republic of Yemen confirmed that the victories achieved by the national army and popular resistance in his country backed by the ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Emaar Misr logs net profit of USD66.48m in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Emaar Misr for Development announced its financial results for the first half of the current year ending June 30, registering a net profit of USD66.48 million.Revenues and net profit after ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Oman allocates USD8.2 for each electricity consumer in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) According to an electricity regulator, Total cost of electricity regulation in Oman reached USD8.2 per customer account. Authority believes that metrics compare favorably to international ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Oman's Mideast investment to record USD15b a yearMENAFN
(MENAFN) A report shows that Nearly USD15 billion per year will flow out of the Middle East into direct real estate globally in the near term. As a result of falling oil prices, The Middle Eastern ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Syrian FM arrives in Tehran for trilateral talksThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al Moualem arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to attend trilateral talks with the Iranian officials and Russian President Vladimir ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Abu Dhabi's Aldar net profit up 18.5 percent in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi's Aldar Properties announced logging a surge in its second-quarter net profit of 18.5 percent, attributed to higher recurring revenues, better margins and lower financing costs.The ...

 Aug 5 2015 - Kuwait- Municipality Rejects Response To QuestionsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Executive Board of Kuwait Municipality has refused to respond to the question of Municipal Council member Mane Al-Ajmi on the activities of the board, reports Al-Seyassah ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help