250,000$ was awarded to selected inventors from all around the world in the Challenge and Innovation Forum. “CIF 2021”
After four days of physical exhibition and months of preparation and registrations, finally, the Challenge and Innovation Forum, CIF came to an end and is ready to come back in 2022 in Qatar. The Challenge and Innovation Forum, (CIF 2021) is considered a unique event in The Middle East region under the patronage of IFIA. It included a number of competitions, events, and interactive science programs aimed to motivate and encourage inventors from all over the world to participate in this huge event.
Accordingly, CIF presented some projects that reflected the roles of research, development, and innovation in achieving a knowledge-based economy. Also, the Challenge and Innovation Forum contributed to directing the attention of the international community to learn more about the latest developments in the fields of innovation and modern technologies.
CIF Qatar 2021 included two main competitions; Best Inventions and Hackathon.
The best inventions competition aimed to showcase individual inventors’ projects for the first two days, and then, the participants were divided into groups where they competed to develop their unique ideas from scratch to a startup within just 48 hours with a total prize of 250,000$.
In the invention exhibitions, the inventors showcased their invention in an exhibition-style event where they had a dedicated booth, and a group of judges evaluated the best ideas over the first two days.
After the inventions exhibition, the inventors were divided into eight teams in a hackathon-style competition for another two days.