Moroccan startup wins 3rd place of Aviram awards

Marrakesh, May 16, 2023 – The prestigious Aviram Awards, a joint initiative of FORBES and the Aviram Foundation, concluded its final phase in Marrakesh today, marking the culmination of a competition aimed at recognizing, mentoring, and supporting ventures in the MENA region that hold the potential to catalyze significant social and environmental progress through innovative technology. The award ceremony featured the former President Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker.

The Aviram Awards received numerous remarkable entries from tech startups across Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. After a rigorous evaluation process, the winners have been selected based on their vision, impact potential, and innovative approaches to addressing critical global challenges.

First Prize: Qd-Sol LTD

Qd-Sol LTD emerged as the undisputed winner of the Aviram Awards, securing the first prize of $500,000 along with invaluable mentoring from Ziv Aviram and media support from Forbes. Qd-Sol LTD aims to combat climate change by introducing a revolutionary quantum green hydrogen production technology. Their groundbreaking innovation has the potential to revolutionize the renewable energy sector and contribute significantly to the global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

The visionary team at Qd-Sol LTD has demonstrated a profound commitment to creating a sustainable future by harnessing the power of quantum technology. This recognition will provide them with the resources and support needed to bring their transformative solution to scale, making a lasting impact on the fight against climate change.

Second Prize: CarbonBlue

Securing the second prize of $100,000 is CarbonBlue, an exceptional startup dedicated to removing carbon dioxide from the sea. CarbonBlue’s innovative solution offers a promising avenue for mitigating ocean acidification and preserving marine ecosystems. Their impactful work addresses one of the pressing environmental challenges facing our planet today. The Aviram Awards grant will enable CarbonBlue to further develop and deploy their technology, driving progress in ocean conservation and sustainable resource management.

Third Prize: Deepecho

Deepecho, the recipient of the third prize worth $50,000, has demonstrated remarkable innovation in the field of medical imaging. Their use of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to mimic the diagnostic capabilities of trained sonographers is set to revolutionize ultrasound video diagnosis. By empowering radiologists and minimally trained clinicians, Deepecho’s solution has the potential to enhance healthcare delivery, particularly in underserved regions. The Aviram Awards will serve as a catalyst for Deepecho’s growth, enabling them to expand their reach and positively impact patient care around the world.

The Aviram Awards not only celebrate the exceptional achievements of these winners but also serve as a testament to the wealth of talent and innovation present in the MENA region. The commitment of the Aviram Foundation and Forbes to foster positive change is instrumental in driving forward groundbreaking solutions that address pressing global challenges.