Up to 25 innovation projects have been qualified for final judgement to earn His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award, the steering committee chair said on Wednesday.
The eligible technical inventions represent five Arab countries; Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, said Bassam Al-Shemmeri in a statement.
He however stopped short of revealing how many of the qualified projects would be chosen as winners, indicating that the figure may range between at least five, seven or above.
They are jostling to earn the top technical project award in the 20th edition this year after they were selected from among 308 ones.
The jurists are expected to choose the winner, or winners, in a few weeks — in coordination with Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
For his part, Hassan Al-Hammadi, the award qualification committee coordinator, said that the commission had chosen the projects with highest grades and those that meet required terms.
Source: Kuwait News Agency