Saudi women win medals at the World’s Women Fair of Inventions in South Korea
By Iqbal Tamimi
Three Saudi women inventors won medals at the international exhibition
of inventions of women (KIWIE), held recently at the Korean
capital Seoul, with the participation of 270 competitors from 23 countries. The
event, which was held from the 3rd to the 6th of May, aimed to highlight the
strength of women as inventors.
The event was organized by the World Korean Intellectual Property
Office, in cooperation with the Korean Society of inventions and the World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), while the Saudi participation was held
under the umbrella of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology’s
program of BADER for technology incubators.
Nadia Andijani, from Umm Al Qura University, won the Gold medal for
inventing a device used in the clothing and textiles factories to measure the
coefficient of prolapse of fabrics. She was offered another special award from
the f Korean Agency for promoting trade and investment by Ms. Han, President of
the World Association of inventors and businesswomen.
While Dr. Amani Ashuhary, a graduate
of Riyadh College of Medicine, has won a silver medal for inventing the vaginal
adhesive disks to for and easy and safe childbirth, and she has received a
diploma from the “Russian House for International Scientific and Technological
Ms. Amal Ajaleen, who invented a
cabinet for pressing clothes, also received the ARHIST diploma including a
medal awarded by Dr. Petryashev, First Deputy Director General ARHIST.