Stars of Science (SOS), the edutainment TV initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), is the premier innovation show in the Arab world that empowers and educate Arab innovators to develop technological solutions for their communities, benefitting people’s health and lifestyles and helping to preserve the environment.
As part of Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), SOS is at the heart of a vibrant and diverse innovation community that is idea-driven, solution-focused, and has world-class infrastructure, where some of the world’s leading names in technology operate alongside a new wave of aspiring Arab innovators.
Over a 12-week process, the contestants build and demonstrate the effectiveness of their solutions in a shared innovation space, competing against time with the support of a team of experienced engineers and product developers. An expert panel of jurors assess innovators and their projects every week across several prototyping rounds, until only four finalists remain to compete for a share of $600,000*. Jury deliberation and online voting from the public determine the rankings.
* Term & condition apply: The prize is a seed fund managed and monitored by QSTP whereby the awardee can take 1/3 of the prize not restricted and the remaining 2/3 will be dispensed based on the agreed milestone and deliverable with QSTP.