Winners of ‘2019 Best Innovative Entrepreneurs’ announced

  • 8 months   ago

Five innovative ideas and products of local entrepreneurs, including “Tawleefa”— which specialises in producing alternative drinks to caffeine manufactured of natural herbs— have emerged as winners of fourth edition of “Ma’an” initiative.

Tawleefa, a healthy beverage produced from natural herbs, is being considered as a close substitute of caffeine-based drinks such as coffee, tea, and others.


Qatar Chamber yesterday announced winners of the of the “Best Innovative Ideas of Entrepreneurs 2019’ competition, held within the frame of initiative to support entrepreneurs (Ma’an) which was launched jointly by Qatar Chamber, Qatar University and Qatar Development Bank (QDB).

The other four winners are respectively “Instapreter” which is an application for electronic interpretation in health facilities, hospitals and health centers; “Fursa”, which is a device fixed in hands of patients who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease to resist and absorb vibrations; and “3yalna” which is an application that streamlines connection between parents and students in schools through daily, weekly and annual reports; and “Baku Café”.

The ceremony was attended by Qatar Chamber’s Secod Vice-Chairman Rashid bin Hamad Al Athba, President of Qatar University Dr Hassan Al Derham, Manager of Business Incubation at QDB Hamad Al Qahtani.

The event was also attended by many QC board members, Director-General, besides many leading businessmen and entrepreneurs among others.

The competition aims to foster innovation among entrepreneurs. The arbitration committee headed by QC Board Member Abdulrahman bin Abdulla Al Ansari received 50 applications, the best five of which were qualified for the final evaluation stages.

Addressing the ceremony, QC Board Member and Head of Trustee Council of “Ma’an” Abdulrahman Abduljalil Abdulghani said that the competition reflected the interest of Qatar and its institutions in innovation, noting that Qatar National Vision 2030 aims to build a diversified economy based on knowledge and innovation.

He also said that the tremendous technological advance urged governments to adopt policies that support innovation and entrepreneurship to increase productivity.

Abdulghani stressed the importance of innovation in business community.

He called upon businessmen to help entrepreneurs and encourage their innovative ideas, affirming that this would achieve QNV 2030 objectives aiming at achieving the human development and economic diversification.