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The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (parent company of 1001inventions) and Muslim Heritage Consulting took part in the high profile opening of the Qatar Science and Technology Park on March 16th 2009. The opening night celebrations were attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah accompanied by over 1,400 VIP’s from all around the world including leading scientists, industrialists and entrepreneurs.
The participation took two forms: an exhibition and live performances, entitled “Ancient Wisdom” designed to highlight the legacy of scientific achievement in Muslim Civilisation
Under the theme of Ancient Wisdom and using recreations of ancient exhibits students, from the Qatari colleges, role played famous Islamic scholars of science from over 1,000 years ago. Press coverage of the event and in particular the performing students were widespread in the region.
Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin, holding the 1001inventions book and speaking with (right) Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, Chief Editor of 1001 Inventions book and Dr Salim Ayduz, Associate Editor of MuslimHeritage.com
Some of the VIPs at the launch. Sir Chris Evans talking to Sir Charles Branson, holding the 1001inventions book