November 15, 2014 – Regional 8th Henkel Innovation Competition Semi-finals in Dubai

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.” 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.

Watch their interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1UMOlGnHGM