Fans watched the annual competition on Qatar TV (QTV) and other regional channels.
Rabat – Moroccan doctor Youssef El Azouzi won the Grand Final of Arab Stars of Science Season 11, becoming the Arab world’s top innovator on Friday, November 8.
El Azouzi spent months building, testing, and developing innovative his prize-winning invention. Flow Modulator Stent received the highest points from the jury and public, earning combined points of 93.8 and winning the prize of $300,000.
The 27-year-old Moroccan inventor created a new system to help congestive heart failure patients around the world by ensuring efficient blood flow through the heart.
“I am stunned. To be given the opportunity to save lives is a blessing from God. Thank you to every single individual that has believed in me through this journey. I can wholeheartedly say this is just the beginning,” said El Azouzi.
“My family supported me and my idea from the very beginning and my mother even became my project’s very first investor. I would like to give a special thanks to them and also to Stars of Science because they believed in me and have changed my life!” he added.
El Azouzi is a graduate of the American School in Rabat, attended Oxford University in the UK and Boston University in the US, before moving to study medicine in English in Turkey.
This year’s contestants were encouraged to create sustainable technological solutions that aim to benefit people’s health, make their daily lives easier, and protect the environment.
Stars of Science is dedicated to Arab youth worldwide between the ages of 18-35 who feel they can develop technology that will have an impact and improve the lives of their communities.