About the Show


It all began in 2008. Qatar Foundation decided to inspire an entire Arab generation to innovate and create, and Stars of Science was born.

Stars of Science in its 11th year has become the Arab World’s leading innovation and edutainment show. SOS believes that science is crucial for the advancement of our communities, and set out to empower young Arab men and women to become catalysts for scientific and technological evolution in the Arab World.

Our alumni network includes 131 people from 18 different Arab nations, and has been able to raise more than 14 million USD in revenue, grants and crowdfunding. SOS alumni have created businesses and jobs across the region, built schools and helped light the spark of innovation in an entire generation.

Over the course of 10 weeks, a panel of expert jurors studies and judges the ideas presented. After the Proof of Concept, Engineering, Production and Testing phases of the prototypes, the jury would have eliminated all but four out of the 8 finalists to compete for a share of the $600,000 awarded in seed funding.

Rankings are determined by a combination of jury deliberations and online voting open to the public across the Arab World.