The UAE hosts the best minds in the world as it aims to shape the future, and started a new era today where it proactively plans for the future, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has said.
Sheikh Mohammed’s comments were made during the inauguration of the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme on Monday at its headquarters in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
The programme is an initiative by the Dubai Future Foundation and aims to cement Dubai’s – and the UAE’s – position as an international hub for designing the future. The DFA connects government departments with the world’s most innovative companies to find solutions for the most pressing challenges facing the world in the 21st century.
The programme enables the UAE to benefit from the advantages of next-generation technology and the fourth industrial revolution by partnering directly with cutting-edge technology companies.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid visited the Dubai Future Accelerators programme’s 22,000-square-foot headquarters, where eight accelerators, working in collaboration with government authorities, will focus each on a key economic sector – namely, education, health, infrastructure, transportation, safety and security, energy and technology, and finance.
Each accelerator includes innovatively-designed office spaces, conference rooms, communal workspaces, specialised laboratories, and a hall for events and workshops. Moreover, Sheikh Mohammed attended a presentation that detailed the phases of the project and its main objectives. More info
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