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‘Made In Jordan’ competition of 2009 official winner announcement and award distribution

Jordan: Saturday, August 01 - 2009 @ 13:41

The program aims to support the growth of the knowledge-based economy through the provision of services in developing entrepreneurship and technology investment.

Al-Hadidi delivered a speech in which he affirmed the importance of honoring the competition’s winners and enhancing national industries, stating:

“Made in Jordan is one of the national competitions that aim to enhance national industries and promote innovation in Jordan through directing scientific researches in Jordanian universities -and especially those relating to thesis projects and higher degree theses- towards the production of industrial or program-like models to solve realistic problems in the fields of engineering and technology in the region and benefiting from the results of these in the area of business and developing modern products with a high market value.”

In the same context, Eng. Mohammad Al-Khawaja –The Executive Director of QRCE- pointed out the significance and value of the Arab production, saying, “The competition enhances increased interest in opportunities for establishing new Jordanian technological companies and building trust in Jordanian technology experts and their abilities to find solutions for local and Arab technological challenges, in addition to the formation of pioneering projects to connect universities and industry in Jordan.”

Contest participants competed on three levels, and three competing teams were selected in for the top three positions in each level as follows:

Ismail Al-Nabhan and Mahmoud Fares won the first place at the level of Professional and research centers in the project of “Manufacting and integrated control circuit in electronic gain”. This circuit alters gain automatically in accordance with the strength of the signal at its entrance. The circuit- which is reliant upon the principle of current and not voltage difference- is characterized by its minimal area and therefore economic price, minimal consumption of electric energy, in addition to high speed and resistance to temperature change.

Dr. Fahd Awad won the second place with his “Intelligent wireless monitoring system” project that is composed of sensors to detect infrared radiation and especially that which emits from humans, in order to detect infiltrators and define their positions, and is also composed of sound sensors to determine entrusted persons through their voices. The system is characterized in that it is completely wireless and mobile, as it can be moved from one location to the next and reassembled quickly. In addition, it shuts itself down automatically for a specified period whenever it senses someone entrusted within the area.

The project which won the third place, called “Glass houses: A computerized electronic system to control the environment”, which involved Eng. Hashem Shaban and Eng. Mazen Salman. This system controls the planting environment for eight houses, and monitoring and controlling the temperature of the air and roots, relative humidity and the intensity of lighting. The system is distinguished by the originality of its designs, the high accuracy of its readings, ease of maintenance and adaptability to development. It works successfully around the clock and is ready for marketing and production in large quantities and to new markets.

At the professional level, the project “Remote control using the mobile phone” won the first prize, by Zaid Batineyeh, Sharaf Obaidat and Rami Hayleh. This project is involved using mobile phones for remote control in numerous fields such as the water sector, by connecting pumps with each other through the wireless network. The system has the quality of being able to address the remote control process of pumps, which is the most important operation that needs to be taken into consideration in this type of remote control, due to the time it saves and the ease of operability with pumps.

Wajdi Asad, owner of the “Cellular phone as a mobile system for monitoring and warning” attained the second position. This project involves supplementing the cellular phone with a wireless electronic reception unit that addresses the keyboard, to enable the cellular phone to be used as a mobile system for monitoring and warning, in order to monitor a house, building, museum or vehicle. The system can also monitor the weather conditions, and assist patients in treating cases of involuntary urination resulting from a mental state.

Following this was the “Magic stick for the blind” project which ranked the third place, which was presented by Nour Hussein Al-Haj Abdullah and Sumaya Ali Durgham. This is a tool to assist the visually impaired or the blind in detecting and avoiding obstacles by way of feeling a vibration or hearing warning sounds.

Finally there was the 3D Electronic Scanner for Yahya Muqabla and Mohammed Essa at the level of university students which attained first place. This was a project for the construction of an automated device that uses a laser sensor in order to measure three dimensions for engineering objects difficult to draw. The device can measure and record distances and then processes these through a computer in order to obtain a 3D object that engineering specifications can be determined for, in order to be manufactured.

Husam Khasawneh and Wasim Abu Mazen came in second place with the project “Integrated solar system for heating and cooling of residential units”. This involved producing a dual heat system to warm residential units using solar energy along with the traditional boiler warming system, as solar collectors heat the water prior to entry into the boiler, which leads to saving energy used for warming in the first phase. Then, these same solar collectors are used for cooling homes. As a final result, an integrated system is obtained for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.

The third place was attained by Sarah Khaled and Dana Al-Kilani in their project “Extraction of bitumen from a certain type of sand rock”. Which contains a hydrocarbon extraction and an extraction device. Bitumen is a highly viscous substance similar to asphalt and used in paving roads and sealing roofs. This project included the availability of raw material at a lower cost, and the consumer needs this material as an alternative to asphalt and as a source of energy. As it was completed and conducted in a university laboratory, with a large quantity of material produced and taking into account all safety procedures necessary.

Finally, Eng. Amer Al-Hadidi opened an exhibit of the winning projects after conclusion of the ceremony, followed by a workshop held by the Licensing Executives Society in collaboration with QRCE, which revolved around the preservation of intellectual property and conditions for registration of patents and the mechanism of this.

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