UAE Innovation Week to become Innovation Month

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has ordered fundamental changes to the third cycle of UAE Innovation Week.Innovation Week

UAE Innovation Week will be renamed UAE Innovation Month when it returns on February 2018. This move comes in the backdrop of the great success of the second cycle of the UAE Innovation Week, which concluded on 26th November and saw a community-wide interaction during some 1,250 creative sessions held across the UAE.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Chairman of the National Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation affirmed that HH Sheikh Mohammed’s directives adds qualitative changes to the structure and form of the UAE Innovation Month, include the expansion of this national event to celebrate innovation and innovators and attract the best innovations nationwide.

The large turnout from all segments of society, private, public and academic institutions, represents a major factor in the success and motivation for the development of this innovative experiment to move it to a new level.

Al Gergawi explained that the UAE Innovation Month aims to empower innovators and employees of government agencies, as well as participants from all segments of society, to have access to all events, and visit the events hosted by participating parties across the UAE. “UAE Innovation Month will see major events in each emirate, events will be open to the public,” he said.

Key initiatives that support UAE innovation will be announced during 2017.

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