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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 20 August 2018

Emirati entrepreneurs urged to pitch their inventions for region-wide talent hunt

The Khalifa Fund's programme is part of Britain's Prince Andrew's Pitch at the Palace competition to nurture the best talent in young people

Pitch@Palace entrants pictured with Prince Andrew at Emirates Palace last year. Antonie Robertson / The National
Pitch@Palace entrants pictured with Prince Andrew at Emirates Palace last year. Antonie Robertson / The National

Emiratis and other entrepreneurs from the Gulf will have the chance to pitch their inventions and projects to top business leaders in the second edition of Pitch@PalaceUAE.

The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has invited young people to participate in the contest that will support enterprise. It also includes the first session of Pitch@PalaceGCC.

Both partner with the Pitch@Palace global competition launched by Britain’s Prince Andrew in 2014.

It aims to bring together entrepreneurs and inventors will investors with the money or know-how to make a business idea a reality.

The last day for entries is August 15.

Abdulla Al Darmaki, chief executive of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, said it was part of national efforts to promote social and economic development.

Two Emiratis were selected as winners in the inaugural UAE competition.

The phone app Dawak by Mansour Al Kaabi targets the hundreds of thousands of people who are not taking medicine properly, which costs millions of dollars in waste across the globe.

The second winner was Brailleye, a mobile programme that scans and converts text into Braille language.

This is the second consecutive year that the Khalifa Fund has called for UAE innovators and the first edition of the Gulf competition to encourage growth in communication, science and technology.

Registration and information is available on http://pitchatpalaceuae.com

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