Moustafa Abdelwahap Wins the Falling Walls Lab Cairo 2022

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Hosted in a presence format for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, the Falling Walls Lab Cairo was a great success also in 2022: Scientists, young entrepreneurs and researchers from the fields of archaeology, medicine, technology, education and linguistics competed against each other to find out “Which are the next walls to fall?”.

Out of a total of 7 ideas that have been presented by our “Labsters” during the event, Mr Moustafa Abdelwahap managed to win the jury for his innovation of “Breaking the Wall of Artificial Intelligence in Health”. Moustafa problematised the lack of reliable labelled patient data in medical institutions. Thus, he developed a “Data Annotation Platform” based on an artificial intelligence which assists in the labelling process and is able to improve itself using machine learning. This idea can have a positive impact on the effective administration of patient data in the future.

By successfully competing against his 6 fellow Labsters, Moustafa will get the opportunity to participate in the Falling Walls Science Summit 2022 which takes place from 7th until 9th November in Berlin. In the framework of this event, his innovative invention and career can profit from an attention and funding boost through networking events and further opportunities to present his idea to relevant stakeholders. Moreover, if he will succeed to prove the value of his innovation in the Falling Walls Final, he will benefit from even larger funding for his project and awareness generated by the event. We wish Moustafa all the best for his projects and we hope that his proposed way of structuring patient data by using artificial intelligence will become a key technology in the hospitals of the future!

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The DAAD wishes all Labsters good luck for their future endeavours and we hope to hear more from them. The Labsters of the Falling Walls Lab Cairo 2022 were:

Moustafa Medhat Abdelwahap
Breaking the Wall of Artificial Intelligence in Health

Prof. Shaaban Abdelaal
Breaking the Wall of Chromatic Change in Egyptian Antiquities

Shaimaa Ahmed
Breaking the Wall of Covid-19 Treatment

Hassan Aboellil
Breaking the Wall of Industrial Scrap Solid Waste

Mohamed Abolela
Breaking the Wall of Lignin Valorisation

Omnia Abd Elnasser
Breaking the Wall of Microbial & Viral Skin Infections

Kingsley Safo
Breaking the Wall of Waste & Water Pollution


A special thanks also goes out to our jury members:

Ms Isabell Mering, Director, DAAD Regional Office Cairo

Ms Lorena Mohr, Head of Science & Protocol, German Embassy in Cairo

Dr Yasmin Abdallah, Executive Director of Grants & International Cooperation Offices, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

Ms Sonja Miekley, Head of DEinternational, German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)

Prof. Dr Yasser Elshayeb, Professor, American University in Cairo

Eng. Alaa Shaheen, Trainer & Consultant, Beit al Karma Consulting

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