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Mohammed Al Kuwari

The i7 Goal Line
2nd Place Winner

About the Project

The runner-up in Stars of Science Season 5 developed the Automated Verdict in Disputed Football Scoring system. This invention, now entitled the i7 Goal Line, combined linear readers with a high speed computer vision system to verify if a goal is scored in football. The i7 Goal Line Technology aimed to address the often-contentious problem of goal verification in football, which is currently subject to a referee’s discretion and therefore potential risk of human error. A former goalkeeper himself, Mohammed uses his innovation to promote fair play and a more enjoyable experience for players and fans alike.

Beyond Stars of Science

After SOS, Mohammed presented the invention to industry executives at one of the most prestigious sports exhibitions in the world, ASPIRE4SPORT. He has, since then, advanced the innovation’s software and is still in discussions with local sporting institutions that could use his invention.

In 2013, he received a grant from Vodafone valued at 200,000 Qatari Riyals. The invention, Vodafone Eye, utilizes informatics and mobile technology to help the visually impaired identify objects around them. One year later, Mohammed won the Qatar Business Plan Competition, Al-Fikra. Together with colleague Mohammed Doumir (SOS Season 5 winner), he ranked second in the professional category with the application Al Galayel, a camel racing simulator. The top performer received an additional 70,000 Qatari Riyal grant from Enterprise Qatar to implement the Al Galayel project.

Mohammed has earned a master’s degree in International Defense and Security from Cranfield University in the UK. When not competing or innovating, he works as the head of marketing at World Sport Company, a local company dedicated to sports marketing. He is also the founder and CEO of LaTehati, an online trading company, and previously worked at Qatar’s Ministry of Defense.

Mohammed has been honored by several Qatari organizations, receiving an honorary shield and a monetary reward from the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage from H.E. Abdulaziz Al Kuwari. He also received a shield from the President of the Qatar Football Association, H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary General,  H.E. Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and the Qatar Scientific Club.

Always looking to broaden his horizon, Mohammed recently made his entrance into hospitality arena. He now manages his own business, providing services to coffee shops and restaurants locally, and in the UK and Spain. Mohammed is also brand ambassador for local initiative, ‘Kholoqi,’ which aims to reinforce a sense of belonging and appreciation for local traditions and values among youth and the community at large.

Personal Reflection

Stars of Science is a melting-pot of talent. When great minds come together, great things will happen. It is my responsibility as one of the SOS alumni to initiate and stir change,” Mohammed said. “I encourage every young innovator who reads these words to get in touch with me. Whether it is for guidance, advice, mentorship, or encouragement. I would be honored to help!”

Mohammed hopes to one day visit an exhibition of all SOS innovations throughout the years. “This will be an exhibition of dreams. People can go learn, engage, and get inspired.”

Follow Mohammed

Twitter:      @MJA1Kuwari

Instagram:  @mj.alkuwari

Facebook:   Mohammed Jassim Al Kuwari

Snapchat:   B0jssim  

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