22 Jul 2018
JUST Wins the "Falling Walls Lab Jordan" Competition

The Center of Excellence for Innovative Projects is pleased to announce that our innovative student Khaled Najeh Sawafta from the Civil Engineering Department has won the first place award in the "Falling Walls Lab Jordan" competition, which was organized by the Engineering International Community (EIC) project incubated at Amman Chamber of Commerce, for his project PLORO or "Plastic Brick".

The idea of the competition, entitled "Any wall can fall after the Berlin Wall," symbolizing the innovative solutions that serve humanity and change the world. The competition is one of the events supported by the Falling Walls International organization, headquartered in Germany, which is a competition among entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative ideas to a jury of university professors and experts in the fields of science and entrepreneurship. The winner received a free trip to Berlin to present his project to a number of experts, investors and scientists who won the Nobel Prize during the annual conference of the German Science Week, the Falling Wall Conference, which will be held in the German capital Berlin in November.

It is worth noting that PLORO is one of the projects incubated in the technological incubator at the Center of Excellence as a startup company managed by a team of distinguished JUST students: Basil Al-Bishawi and Muhannad Al-Qudsi, in addition to Khaled Sawafta. The idea of the winner project is to use plastic waste and tires in the composition of the building brick in order to improve its characteristics while reducing the cost.

On behalf of JUST community, we congratulate the innovative project team for winning the national competition and wish them every success in the international competition.