INTERLINK students from Al Yamamah win first place in the regional 8th Henkel Innovation Competition, Dubai

Ohoud AlArifi accepting the award for the student duo

INTERLINK at Al Yamamah University students Ohoud AlArifi and Maha Aba AlKhail won first place overall in the 8th Henkel Innovation Competition held in Dubai, February 19th, 2015. This win makes the students eligible to compete in the finals held in Vienna in April, 2016 where they will be given the chance to secure jobs with Henkel. As stated by Henkel’s Head of Human Resources, “the Henkel Innovation Challenge is one of several Henkel initiatives designed to celebrate innovation. Our aim is to recognize and nurture young talent and recruit them as new members of the Henkel family.” A renowned German company, Henkel is a multi-national group of manufacturing companies and a global leader in brands and technology.Competing as “Team Persil Eco-Gent” Ohoud and Maha’s concept was a detergent that cleans both water and clothes, where water is recycled and can be reused. “It is a privilege to be able to participate in a prestigious competition like this and present our ideas in front of a jury of this caliber. Winning was just the icing on the cake,” stated Ohoud. Read more about this year’s Henkel Innovation Challenge at the Saudi Gazette.

INTERLINK is very proud of Ohoud and Maha and wishes them the best in their future endeavors.

For our Arabic speaking audiences, please enjoy the interview with Ohoud and Maha in the video below:


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