Sharjah: The Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS), a venture of BEEAH Education, and Ajman University’s College of Business Administration have announced the winners of the ‘Sustainability for Entrepreneurship Innovation’ competition. The competition was aimed at highlighting the sustainability innovations of aspiring graduates from the university.
The four-day event allowed students from the university to take part in a series of workshops and gain practical insights to curate innovative ideas around sustainability.
During the finale, held at the BEEAH headquarters, students had the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges, including experts from BEEAH and Ajman University.
Ms. Maryam Yaser, Ms. Shahd Albuali, and Ms. Shirin Ibrahim won first place for their concept “GREENSIP,” a beverage bottle made from PHA, a plastic with biodegradable properties, housing a plantable seed.
Ms. Aya Babbili and her team won second place for “AIRQUATIC,” an advanced system with sophisticated sensors that enables sustainable filtration while tackling pollutants and supporting cleaner air and water.
Ms. Rouneida Yasmine and her team claimed the third spot for their “BIOFAB” concept, which is a bio-machine that uses cooking oil for biodiesel to create a plantable bio-fabric, supporting sustainable fashion and circular product design.
Dr. Akinola Fadahunsi, Dean of the College of Business Administration at Ajman University, commented that “through this competition held with IEMS and BEEAH Education, we hope to inspire our students to harness their intellectual and entrepreneurial potential in supporting the UAE’s ambitions for sustainable development and setting an example for the student community in the region and across the world.”