In 2008, The Charles Chikhani Foundation in partnership with CERAM university of Nice, France, the CERAM Alumni association, The Beirut Chamber of Commerce, L’Orient Le Jour Newspaper, Executive Magazine, Le Commerce du Levant Magazine, Beritech, American University of Beirut, Memac Ogilvy, and in memory of the departed Charles Chikhani who was a victim of a 2007 car bombing, created Lebanon’s first Innovation Awards.
For Six months they searched and invited over 2,500 innovative companies from all over Lebanon to participate in hopes of finding Lebanon’s most innovative projects in various sectors, such as Technology, Tourism, Services, Finance, etc… with only a worthy innovative project to be awarded the prize for each sector. The most Innovative Company across all sectors to be awarded The Grand Prize of Innovation and a $5,000 Check.
On March 25 of 2009, eleven prestigious judges, in a stiff competition, selected only six projects in six sectors as worthy of the Charles Chikhani Innovation awards. At the Phoenicia Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony, Mission3-D of Tripoli, Lebanon was named the most innovative company in Lebanon and Samer Ramadan was awarded the Grand Prize for all of his company’s innovations, inventions, and contributions to the advancement of Stereo 3D photography, Photo3-D Digital Sculpting™ technologies, and innovative 3D publishing throughout the world, with Mission3-D’s Photo3-D 303 Kit being named the most Innovative project in the Technology Sector.
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