Acacus and Microsoft - Supports Super Hero Foundation in USA
A very novel and unique initiative is being supported by Acacus in USA, led by Mr. Ousama Abushagur, our Chief Commercial Officer, who is based in San Jose, California.
In collaboration with Microsoft, Acacus is supporting a charity project by Jamie McDonalds, co-founder of Super Hero Foundation. The foundation grants financial support to families for treatment not otherwise available on the National Health Services (NHS) of USA.
31-year-old Jamie, spent the first nine years of his life in & out of hospital with a rare spinal condition-syringomyelia. After winning his battle with the condition, he dedicated his life in supporting children in hospitals. Over the last 4 years now, he has raised more than £500,000 for children’s charities, hospitals & causes around the world through his many adventures.
A former tennis coach himself, Jamie is currently running 6,000 miles (a year-long) across 15 states in USA as ‘Adventureman’ to raise funds. Previously in 2012 he cycled 14,000 miles from Bangkok to Gloucester on a £50 second-hand bike and a 5,000-mile solo run across Canada.
To support the cause Acacus has developed ‘Lynx - Super US Run Tracker’ IOT solution for Jamie, wherein people can track and follow as Jamie runs across America to raise funds. The way the tracker utilizes technology is that, if Jamie is running through a particular town and if a user has signed up on Jamie’s website, he/she will receive a notification. Also people outside of USA, can know in real time the exact location of Jamie through his adventure run.
Acacus in Proud Collaboration with Crown Prince Foundation
Acacus is proud to collaborate with Crown Prince Foundation and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, for building a bright future for Jordan’s youth.
The foundation is inspiring and driving youth engagement to improve community well-being and leadership. It is focusing on participation, innovation, entrepreneurship and technical as well as vocational education.
Acacus is collaborating in training the youth through this foundation and also identifying avenues of innovation in Jordan. Especially in A.I. and Machine Learning based development of Autonomous Vehicle.
On 7th May 2018, HRH Crown Prince Hussein inaugurated TechWorks in Amman, the flagship innovation platform to encourage technical education for the youth. Built as a national model of excellence, TechWorks is a public, society-based digital Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) with the mission of bringing together youth, ideas and resources to unleash the power of Jordan’s innovation ecosystem
Led by the Founder & CEO Mr. Talal Ben Halim, Acacus was part of this prestigious beginning, showcasing our driverless vehicle technology. We now have the support of the foundation to test the technology on Amman roads and its development into the future.
We are looking forward to contributing our expertise and sharing the knowledge with the youth and work closely with the foundation to create a bright future for Jordan.
Featured article on the collaboration in Jordan Times. Read here..