Nader Sabry, a space tech entrepreneur, mentor, leading voice on meeting Muslim consumer needs through innovation, and a passionate advocate for inspiring youth to embrace space-preneurship through the Get2space.com initiative in partnership with the U.S. Space Foundation, says success as an innovator is defined by the success of the product in a defined market.
The sole innovation leader in a $2 trillion lifestyle market within the Islamic economy for his invention of TIMEZ5 prayer mat, Sabry, a Canadian by birth to parents of Arab Muslim heritage, and GIES Innovation award winner from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, underscored that an innovator is a person or an organization who is one of the first to introduce something new or something better than before in the market.
And his TIMEZ5 prayer mat is the world’s first physiological prayer mat whose components are derived from space technology and designed with precision.
His TIMEZ5 company has become one of the few innovation companies operating in the Muslim wellness and lifestyle sector.
He further said TIMEZ5 as a company has now become the 43rd every company in NASA history to become a certified space technology company. “That also made us the first, Muslim innovation company to ever been recognized and work with NASA.”
Could your invention of TIMEZ5 prayer mat be regarded as sheer luck, or have you painstakingly done some research and trial and errors of the product? For how long?
TIMEZ5 prayer mat was developed after years of R&D and an in-depth research into the Muslim market. I was inspired after seeing an old man trying to pray in physical pain.
As an innovator, what motivated you to come up with this novel product, and not something else? Why prayer mat?
I was inspired after seeing an old man trying to pray in physical pain.
Is your quest for this innovation motivated by economic reward knowing that the product has already a predetermined market?
Our innovation has changed many peoples lives to help get them closer to Allah and their own spiritually wellness.
The price of the prayer mat is $300, this is due to the very comprehensive process of manufacturing and technology put into the production of TIMEZ5 physiological prayer mat.
TIMEZ5 physiological prayer mat supports every posture while providing relief from years of incorrect and unnatural positions. The mat adapts to your body, relieving pressure and stiffness and helps boost your energy.
Effective pressure relief and body support increase blood circulation thereby improving mental and physical focus. The prayer mat is made of heat resistance technology, which helps in fighting off bacteria and fungi. Safety and wellbeing is also a major priority and hence the prayer mat comes with an anti – slip base which helps keep stable and maintain balance.
It’s important to remember that the TIMEZ5 physiological prayer mat is a medical device.
Do you intend to put up a factory in Saudi Arabia or in any neighboring GCC country to reach out to the core of the target market?
Today we sell in 35 countries globally and have thousands of customers. We cover major markets were we have had great success like the US, Canada, France, UK and of course the GCC. Our manufacturing facilities are in Canada at this stage but no plans for a Middle East production facility as of yet.
Do you think users of the prayer mat would care or pay special attention to the quality of mat they are using, especially in these days of economic difficulties?
Of course, many Muslim consumers have been victimized by poor quality standard products which only undermines their level of intelligence.
What five compelling reasons will you give why TIMEZ5 prayer mat should be used instead of the common, run-of-the-mill kind?
Overall the TIMEZ5 physiological prayer mat helps relieve pain, improve posture and boost energy.
Five benefits of using TIMEZ5 prayer mat:
- Optimum pressure & stiffness relief: The mat adapts to your body, relieving pressure on your feet, heels, ankles, knees, hips and lower back – whether standing, bending, kneeling or prostrating.
What degree of strategic advantage does this innovation effort provide? Do you think the TIMEZ5 prayer mat, as it is right now, requires advancement or further modifications?
Our adoption and penetration levels are very high. We work closely with the medical community globally as a medical device helping reach patients with issues that prevent the prayer process like knee replacements, sports injuries and arthritis.
What’s your next plan after this “success” as an innovator?
We have been very successful so far and several new innovations are in development at the moment to help enhance Muslim lifestyle challenges.
Why do you say that your company is NASA space certified technology company? What are the requirements and qualities of a company to be certified as one?
We are certified by NASA and have been working with NASA’s technology transfer program for many years in using space technology and today NASA is testing our technologies as well for future space applications beyond what we have accomplished today.