Monday, December 16, 2019

CORRECTION and REPLACEMENT: Stars of Science Now Accepting Applications for Season 12

Apply to be a part of QF’s leading innovation reality TV program and showcase your idea to the Arab world

CORRECTION…by Stars of Science

Doha, Qatar-Sunday 15 December 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

 The first sentence of the first paragraph was replaced by the following: “Are you a young Arab innovator?”

The corrected release reads:

Stars of Science Now Accepting Applications for Season 12

Apply to be a part of QF’s leading innovation reality TV program and showcase your idea to the Arab world

Are you a young Arab innovator? Do you have an idea that could impact lives, make waves across the region, and contribute to the ever-growing technological ecosystem beyond?

Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation’s edutainment show, is now accepting applications for Season 12; giving aspiring innovators the opportunity to present their ground-breaking ideas to a jury of renowned field experts. Online applications are open to Arabs all around the world until December 31, 2019.

Interested participants could become part of the impressive alumni community that has been eleven years in the making, contributing to a culture of Arab scientific excellence. More than 130 innovators representing 18 Arab countries have gained invaluable insights and learned crucial lessons during their time on Stars of Science.

Over the past decade, the SOS alumni community has raised over $14 million in crowdfunding, awards, investment, and research grants to refine their inventions and build start-ups around the world.

This year, Ahmad Nabeel and Fouad Maksoud – both contestants on Season 9 – alongside Hassan Albalawi from Season 7, were recognised as members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Innovators Under 35 list in the MENA region.

More details on how to apply can be found at

About Stars of Science

As the premier innovation show in the Arab world, Stars of Science – the edutainment TV initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF) – empowers Arab innovators to develop technological solutions for their communities, benefitting people’s health and lifestyles, and helping to preserve the environment.

Over a nine-week process, the contestants 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 and eliminate innovators and their projects every week across several prototyping and testing rounds, until only four finalists remain to compete for a share of $600,000 in seed funding. Jury deliberation and online voting from the public determine the rankings.

To apply for season 12 and watch the previous episodes, please visit our website

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Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, science and research, and community development.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.

 QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.

For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, visit

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