The country is celebrating this week a national event aimed at consolidating and disseminating a culture of innovation and enhancing community participation in designing and developing experiences, initiatives and future projects.
Following the success of UAE Innovation Week 2015 and 2016, UAE Innovates was announced to celebrate “innovation” across the nation.
Innovation is key to promoting economic growth, increasing competitiveness and providing new job opportunities. Since its inception in 1971, the United Arab Emirates has constantly been distinguished as an icon for innovation and creativity, enhancing its social and economic status.
The festival aims to:
- Contribute to strengthening the country’s position as a global hub for innovation
- Enhance the development of innovative ideas and capabilities, and creates a widespread culture of innovation
- Celebrate innovation in the UAE and supports the national innovation strategy
UAE Innovates is one of the largest innovation festivals in the world and a consolidated effort by government, the private sector and individuals to help create a widespread culture of innovation in the UAE. The initiative is in line with the 50th year of the formation of the union.