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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Second Innovation Week aims to embed innovative ideas in communities

Events will be taking place across the country to mark Innovation Week.

DUBAI // The second Innovation Week begins on Sunday with events taking place across the country.

Launched last year by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, the event aims to make innovation a part of communities and is being held with the slogan, “Innovation, an everyday activity”.

“The UAE has become a global platform for innovation and innovators, attracting the best minds and talents from around the world and providing them with the opportunities and the environment they need to enable their inventions to bring positive change to society,” said Sheikh Mohammed.

“The UAE managed to embed innovation as a culture in day-to-day government work, and we now want to focus on community innovation. We want to empower the community to offer innovative ideas and initiatives that benefit all of society, and the UAE Government will be ready to embrace these ideas and turn them into reality.”

Sheikh Mohammed said that the country is seeking initiatives and ideas that can improve all sectors of the community.

“Innovation is the framework that helps government entities in applying creative ideas and transforming them into government services and initiatives,” he said.

He urged people, government entities, companies and universities to develop platforms and intensify their research into key sectors, to build an integrated system to support real change in people’s lives and reinforce the UAE’s position as a global capital for innovation.

“History has taught us that advanced civilisations were built on the efforts of their sons, who had devised innovative solutions for all challenges.

“Those civilisations that stopped working, learning and striving for the future collapsed, and were forgotten by history.”

For more information on Innovation Week events, visit www.uaeinnovates.ae.

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