1. Hayk Vasilyan; Maryam Hassani

Age: 29; 26
Occupation: Cofounders of Hydro Wind Energy (HWE)
Nationality: Armenian; Emirati
Residence: U.A.E.
Category: Commerce & Finance

HWE develops technologies to generate and store clean energy and desalinate seawater using wind power. Its products include QuenchSea, a handheld seawater desalination device for sailors, campers, travelers, and emergency use. It has also developed two solutions, OceanHydroOmni and SubseROWind, with prototypes due to be deployed off the coast of Fujairah in late 2023 and 2024.