05 June 2017

Bezeo, a start-up from United Arab Emirates University’s Science and Innovation Park, was announced the winners of the Singularity University MENA Global Impact Challenge and were selected for the Global Solutions Program GSP 2017, a 9-week immersive residential experience at their campus at NASA Research Park, California. 

The Singularity MENA Global Impact Challenge fosters moonshot innovations and start-ups that positively impact the lives of people living in the MENA region, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide within 10 years.

The 2017 challenge was focused on developing a start-up company that is addressing climate change. This is precisely what Bezeo is targeting. Bezeo developed an environmental friendly carpet, which can harvest energy from different movements and the energy generated can then be used to power different electrical devices. Thus reducing the need for other non-renewable energy sources, which will in turn reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As the winders of this challenge is to secure a full sponsorship to attend the transformational Global Solutions Program at Singularity University. on the SU campus at NASA Research Park.

The company co-founders include: Maitha Jumaa Al Kaab; Zinab Ahmed Al Haddad; Razan Youssef Kharouf and Hamda Ahmed Al Derei. Bezeo will begin their 9-week program from June 17 to August 17, 2017.


About the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) – The National University
Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students.  As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science.  With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.  

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world.  The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments.  UAEU is currently ranked the #1 university UAE, #4 in the GCC, and top 500 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand.  UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region.  Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence. 

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Jean O’ Neill, Communications & Marketing Manager
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Email: jean@uaeu.ac.ae

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