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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Misk foundation and Virgin Hyperloop One to provide Saudis with job opportunities 

The announcement was made at the annual Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, where innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered for the two-day conference

Virgin Hyperloop One has announced a new record speed in its latest trials. Courtesy Hyperloop One
Virgin Hyperloop One has announced a new record speed in its latest trials. Courtesy Hyperloop One

The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Philanthropic Foundation (Misk) and Virgin Hyperloop One announced on Thursday that they would together train and provide young Saudis with professional opportunities.

The announcement was made at the annual Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, where innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered for the two-day conference, which started on Wednesday.

“Through this partnership with the Misk Foundation, we hope to empower the youth of Saudi Arabia, cultivating the next generation of technology innovation and developing an economic mega region,” said Josh Giegel, co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop One.

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Virgin Hyperloop One will develop a new transport network within the Gulf that, when completed, will enable people to travel between most cities in the region in less than one hour, said a statement released by the Misk Global Forum.

The organisations agreed to collaborate to create ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ job opportunities in engineering, business strategy, operations, construction, and software and hardware technology.

They agreed to jointly develop both university-level and college-level training curriculums for the hyperloop system, alongside an international internship framework for Saudi students.

They will also work together to establish a new certification programme for the operation and maintenance of Virgin Hyperloop One a year in advance of the system’s launch.