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AUS team wins second place in the KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge Competition
A team of senior students from American University of Sharjah attended the KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge, held at the Address Hotel, Dubai Marina over a span of three days from February 10--12. Consisting of a computer engineer, two chemical engineers and a finance major, namely Mazin Raffi, Yedhu Gopan, Yameena Naqvi, and Hawa Bandey respectively, their idea, the "Protein Project", won them the overall runners-up place overall in the Lower Gulf region.
The competition required students to come up with an innovative idea that would promote the empowerment of people in disadvantaged communities in taking control of their health and wellbeing. Within the UAE, 12 teams from seven universities participated in this competition.
"Being a team of engineers and business students brings a lot of technical knowledge to the table. But KPMG provided us with the platform to bring out ideas which we believe can do humanity a lot of good. Though it may be far fetched, The Protein Project is an idea that can be revolutionized,” said Mazin Raffi, the computer engineering student.
"It was a remarkable experience which gave us an opportunity to present our idea in front of a large audience. We had great feedback as well. We wish to continue the project and aim to propose our idea to The Hunger Project in the near future,” he added.