Erfan Nouraee is a passionate inventor and young leader who said innovation is about change.
He recently won a Bronze Medal at the United Nations World Best Inventor and Innovation Award, for his creation that literally changed the world.
Who is Erfan Nouraee?
Aside from being an inventor, Nouraee is a City Youth Councilor, an active member with the Liberal Party of Canada in both federal and provincial levels, and a student representative with the Academic Petitions and Appeals committee at York University.
He believes that innovation is about doing old things in new ways, doing new things in unexpected ways, and solving old problems with new solutions.
“I think finding problems and formulating unique and creative solutions is one side, and monetizing these ideas and turning them into companies is another,” he added.
And that’s exactly what he did with his most recent invention!
What did Nouraee invent?
Nouraee’s invention is an optical fibre communication sensor that can detect particles of light, and it solves a major issue in the optical fibre industry.
At the industrial level, optical fibre cables tend to lose their quality and power, but Nouraee’s invention solves this by providing photon detection and a processing system, that lessens the noises from optical pulses.
It basically produces high-resolution messages in photonic devices in both higher-quality and lower cost. In fact, Nouraee said its caught the attention of famous investors and manufacturers who have now reached out to work with his start-up company.
“Receiving this award was a reflection of passion and hard work and to find new approaches to solving problems that affect people’s lives,” said Nouraee. And he strives to inspire other youth to do the same.
“We need more young people to bring youth-led innovations in the areas of different industries, technologies and sciences,” he said.
Nouraee’s leadership in innovation is admirable, and we can’t wait to see what else he has instore for his future.
“You should never give up to continue to innovate, advocate, and build a better future for the next generation.”