• AUB President’s Innovation Challenge 2020

The President’s Innovation Challenge prize is $30,000 for $15,000 for the first and second winners plus Mentorship and Incubation.

During the ceremony each team will have 1-minute elevator pitch to sell his/her idea to the jury and then 5 minutes Q&A. The jury 5 judges are:

  • Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, AUB President
  • Abdo Kadifa, Trustee, AUB (joining virtually from the US)
  • Mouhamad Rabah, CEO, Beirut Digital district
  • Hoda Younan, Enterprise Lead Microsoft MEA MCC
  • Samer Alameddine, Retired Business Man

For more information visit AUB President’s Innovation Challenge.

Semifinalist Start-ups:

  • RAM Polymer
  • WonderEd
  • Synkers
  • GreenStone
  • Acoustosens
  • Akle
  • Cardio Solutions
  • CTCArray
  • SkanMD
  • Raw Bites – Protein Puffs
  • Find A Nurse


  • 1st Place: Acoustosens. It focuses on the development of novel rapid, low-cost, point-of-care, home-monitoring and testing system for COVID-19 and its seroprevalence that can be integrated with user cell- phones.
  • 2nd Place: PETCRETE
  • Tied in 3rd Place: Synkers & RAM Polymer