Eight contestants were whittled down to seven as Abdullah Alghaitabi was the first contestant eliminated from Qatar Foundation’s edutainment reality TV show, Stars of Science.
During Season 11’s concept prototyping episode, the top eight immersed themselves in a fierce battle with time to answer the jury’s question: “Will it work?”. Defending their prototypes, several contestants excelled in this stage and received praise from the jury. Imadeddine Azzouz was commended on his fast adapting skills; while experts applauded Youssef El Azouzi’s Flow Modulator Stent for reaching a very promising stage of development.
However, a few other opponents were not able to live up to the jury’s high expectations, including Alghaitabi, who failed to prove his concept. Consequently, Alghaitabi bid farewell as his Stars of Science journey ended: “Although my time on the show may seem short, I have learned more than anyone could imagine. Having the chance to discuss my idea with some of the best experts in the field was a dream come true. Stars of Science is the first step in my path to develop technologies that benefit women’s health around the world.”
With its unique format, Stars of Science provides inventors with the tools to develop their ideas and take them to the next level. This year, the show emphasises collaboration and networking between current and past innovators. Yesterday’s episode witnessed the return of Fouad Maksoud, alumni and winner of Season 9, where he shared his experience as a former contestant.
Stars of Science will air every Friday on Qatar TV and every Saturday on eight channels across the region, until November 9.