Dubai to become a Global Innovation Hub - Innovation Arabia

Dubai to become a Global Innovation Hub – Innovation Arabia

Innovation Arabia 11 was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai on March 11-13, 2018. The conference was hosted at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and aimed to stress on innovation as a key factor to sustainable development in the Arab World.

Recently concluded, Innovation Arabia 2018 gained positive response from regional and international participants and served as a unique platform to spread the culture of innovation, creativity, excellence and scientific research, all of which are considered the essential pillars of building integrated knowledge-based economy in the Arab World.

Innovation Arabia 2018 Key Highlights

The Innovation Arabia theme for 2018 was ‘Innovate, Disrupt and Transform’ focusing on exploring new opportunities for achieving a better future and establishing an integrated economy based on knowledge, excellence and innovation. The conference brought together prominent speakers from different parts of the world to interact with each other and share their contributions toward fostering innovative capabilities and research skills. The eleventh edition of Innovation Arabia hosted four parallel tracks under its auspices as follows:

  • Business and Quality Management
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Smart Learning
  • Health and Environment

Dubai Strategy – To Become a Global Innovation Hub

The event provided invaluable educational experience and an opportunity to review lectures and scientific abstracts highlighting effective solutions that support the aspirations of the Arab World to build sustainable communities. The work of the conference is in line with the visionary framework of the Dubai Plan 2021 which relies on innovation as being the main driver of a sustainable, dynamic and competitive economy.

In fact, the Emirate aims ‘to become the most innovative and creative city in the world’. To meet this objective, Dubai’s government introduced 10 major pillars which include inspiring leadership with innovative vision, proactive private sector, innovative and integrated government, qualified and informed citizens, an environment that promotes creativity and teamwork, risk assessment and management, resources management and international network.

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