LONDON-Algerian researcher Abdou Attou received Monday in London the Strategic Innovation Award in aerospace science from the British government for his pioneer invention that consists of software able to locate distressed aircrafts in real time.
The British Minister of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy awarded the Strategic Innovation Award to the Algerian researcher, who is Founder and CEO of "Wisscom Aerospace" company, based in Oxford, one of the world's bastions of scientific research.
Developed in 2015, the integrated system was brought to the market in 2016 and has already received two awards.
In a statement to APS on the sidelines of the award-winning ceremony, Attou said he was "very proud" as an Algerian to see his company succeeding in technology, one of the most developed fields in the United Kingdom.
"The award is a motivation and an official recognition that will allow us take advantage of the British funds for support to high technology and will help us market innovation and further invest in research," stressed Attou.
He expressed the hope Algeria would "benefit from" high technology to get out of dependence on oil revenue.
The economic model for diversification sought by Algeria "requires technology and intelligence, "which are profitable and affordable."