UAE gears up to showcase its innovations


UAE gears up to showcase its innovations

Dubai - Dubai joins rest of the country with 60 activities to celebrate 2nd UAE Innovation Week


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Published: Sat 19 Nov 2016, 6:37 PM

Last updated: Sat 19 Nov 2016, 8:58 PM

Innovation becomes an everyday celebration in the country as the second edition of UAE Innovation Week begins tomorrow.
Dubai will witness over 60 different activities in support of celebrating innovation across the nation, themed "Innovation, an everyday activity".
The week-long events are set to highlight the UAE as a global innovation hub, in line with the UAE's 2021 strategic vision.
This year's Innovation Week will showcase the most important innovative developments that contribute to the promotion of welfare among all members of society, which have been designed by both the public and the private sector.
The nationwide celebration of innovation focuses primarily on the seven major sectors: health, transportation, renewable energy, technology, education, water and space.
Also, family oriented activities for the public have been planned across the country, including some exciting innovation talks and crash courses on various topics of interests for free.
In Dubai, a free dedicated family-oriented event titled: "The Innovation Hub" will take place at Dubai's Burj Park on Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, where creative and engaging activities will be hosted from Wednesday to Saturday.
What awaits you in Dubai
> Dubai Innovation Park
Hosted by: The General Secretariat of The Executive Council
Where & When: Burj Park on Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard - Nov. 23-26
What is it: A three-day, family-oriented carnival.
> National Innovation Exhibition (NIE)
Hosted by: Ministry of Education
Where & When: Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City -- Nov. 24-26, 11am to 8pm
What is it: For passionate students and innovators to come together, learn and build network.
> Innovation Live!
Hosted by: Dubai Chamber
Where & When: Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Nov. 21, 8am to 6pm
What is it: An ideal event if you want to grow your business, or even start one up.
> Reading Café
Hosted by: Zayed University
Where & When: AUH Campus - Nov. 20-24 - 10am to 2pm
What is it: A mini open reading café and students visiting the café will have their names and reading logs registered.
> CACE Fabrication Lab DXB
Hosted by: Zayed University
Where 7 When: Zayed University/CACE Lab, A-GF-021, Dubai Campus - Nov. 20-24, 10am to 4pm
What is it: CACE DXB will showcase its latest endeavors into digital fabrication and robotics.
> Showcase of creativity and innovation policy
Hosted by: Dubai Municipality
Where & When: Municipality and Planning Department - Nov. 20-24, 7.30am to 2.30pm
What is it: An event which will display the talents of staff and their presentations of innovative projects.
> Construction Site Competition
Hosted by: Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Where & When: MOID Dubai - Nov 23, 10am-11am
What is it: A competition for designing sustainable, smart and safe supervision offices for construction sites

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