A team from the University's Dubai Campus has won the silver award at the Young Leaders' Innovation Challenge (YLIC).
The team, three Masters of Science Energy students, Anto John, Raymond Antony and Kassey Karuna, and their lecturer, Dr. Mutasim Nour, the Director of MSc Energy and RE Programmes at the Dubai Campus, was challenged to showcase their innovative ideas on sustainability. The project involved choosing a certain government building and successfully reducing the energy consumption by at least 25% using their innovations.
The prize includes showcasing of the team's project at the Intersolar Middle east Event, a six week Internship in a Middle East olar Industry Association (MESIA) member company in the UAE and a US $1,500 cash prize.
Dr Mutasim Nour said, “The UAE is considered a hub for innovation and technology and naturally, energy consumption is rising steadily. Clean technology is a requirement in order to achieve a system of efficient sustainable energy generation and storage. Heriot-Watt is extremely honored to have been presented with the Silver Award and we'd like to thank the Young Leaders' Innovation Challenge, First Solar and Intersolar for this opportunity”.