Iris Solutions received His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah 2016 Informatics Award, the most prestigious award of its class in Kuwait. Iris was selected as one of the top five technological companies in the Arab world. Mr. Mohamed Nanish, Co-founder and Operations Director, received the award’s trophy at the annual ceremony. The ceremony is sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of Kuwait at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on the 22nd of November. The judging panel included top experts and specialists from the information technology field and government sectors.
Iris Solutions is a Palestinian L.L.C., registered in 2010, operating in the field of custom interactive & touch technology. In 2013 Iris ventured into the area of assistive technology to quickly become the leading provider of sensory environments in Palestine through the provision of innovative solutions catering for socially vulnerable groups. Over the past three years, Iris designed and implemented more than 35 sensory environments across Palestine. In 2015, Iris brought about a technological-breakthrough with the successful development of a technology that can transform a conventional room into a complete sensory environment in a plug-and-play fashion. Currently, there are more than 5,000 children and adults benefiting from Iris technologies and products.
During the ceremony, 10 awardees hailing from 7 countries and representing both the public and private sectors were honoured as the top information technology projects in the Arab world. Palestine came back with two awards: the private sector category award which went to Iris Solution and the start-up category award which went to the Project “Swift Brill” . The remaining awards went to: Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.
This award is the 7th international award received by Iris in a period of 3 years. Worthy mentions are King Abdullah II’s Youth Creativity and Accomplishment Award in 2015 and Google Award for Entrepreneurship in 2014. Iris was also honoured at Stanford University in the United States last June for its work in the assistive technology field.