Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 August 2020

A view to the future

Dubai’s Area 2071 hub will propel future generations towards success and prosperity
Mohammed bin Rashid launches the "2071" to be the nucleus for the design of the future. WAM
Mohammed bin Rashid launches the "2071" to be the nucleus for the design of the future. WAM

Few would argue that entrepreneurship doesn’t fuel economic growth. The question is how to spur entrepreneurship? One proven method involves creating the landscape and infrastructure in which innovation can take place and thus inspire new entrepreneurs. This is especially important when it comes to the creation of a knowledge economy as recent developments in Dubai demonstrate.

Area 2071, a new project designed to be a hub of innovation, opened last week in Dubai. The space, in Emirates Towers, will attract tech entrepreneurs from around the world.

Given Dubai’s prominence as an international hub of activity that draws the best talent from around the world, Area 2071 should be able to live up to its billing as a place to innovate, create and help solve current and future challenges. Building the right infrastructure and supporting technology start-ups is the glue that will allow our knowledge economy to flourish.

Updated: May 22, 2017 04:00 AM

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