Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Application Deadline in 12 days

Smart Dubai and IBM announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform

Delivered through an IBM Cloud environment and built locally in the UAE, the enterprise-ready platform will serve as a stepping stone for organizations in the UAE and globally to transition their blockchain testing and development into full-production.

Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
Application Deadline in 13 days

Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
Applications are closed

Evaluating renewable energy manufacturing potential in the Arab region: Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates

This study assesses the potential for manufacturing renewable energy components in Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

Call for Applications: The Museum of the Future's Accelerator Programme

The first challenge, Advanced Wearable Devices, focuses on leveraging the combination of sensor devices, and applications to create a truly incredible visitor experience.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Countries in Europe and Central Asia Can Provide Better Opportunities and Services for Citizens by Leveraging Blockchain Technologies

With economic growth in Europe and Central Asia having peaked, following 2.7% growth in 2017 and a projection of 2.3% for 2018, countries in the region should take advantage of new digital technologies to innovate and improve their services, says a new World Bank report.
7 months ago

Dubai unveiled blockchain commercial registry project to improve ease of doing business and facilitate foreign direct investments

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) have unveiled a joint blockchain project that was developed in collaboration with Smart Dubai and IBM to improve ease of doing business in Dubai and facilitate foreign direct investments.
8 months ago

Smart Cooling Controlled System Exploiting Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Systems

The cooling system is integrated with an on-grid solar photovoltaic energy system to minimize the operational cost of the overall cooling system.
8 months ago

Dubai DED adopts Artificial Intelligence as focal point of 10X project

Dubai 3i will particularly seek to become an incubator for companies and industries that offer services and products based on artificial intelligence as targeted by the Dubai 10X initiative and the emirates’ Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
8 months ago

UAE Government’s GovTech Prize Launches the GovHack Series in 8 Major International Cities

The GovTech Prize works throughout the year to search for the best tech government solutions developed by governments and individuals, upon which are awarded at a ceremony during the World Government Summit.
9 months ago

Call For Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges

The Call for Application has been launched across Africa for Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges and we are seeking innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Dubai breaks ground on world’s biggest Concentrated Solar Power project

This is the biggest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) investment project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, and will generate 700MW on a single site.
9 months ago

Emaar Hospitality Group Launches Global Hunt for World's Greatest Hospitality Talent for Under 26-year-olds

Eight candidates will be short-listed and invited to Dubai in July for a one-week casting that will combine traditional and innovative selection techniques. A casting centre will evaluate the short-listed candidates for their personality, creativity, innovative approaches and genuine passion for the industry. One will emerge as the winner - the world's greatest hospitality talent - who will undergo a three-year training under Emaar Hospitality Group's senior leaders and work across the board.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Dubai Tourism to launch blockchain encrypted virtual B2B marketplace for the travel industry

Dubai will be the first city to embark on the journey of democratising travel through the use of emerging technologies as it adds an additional distribution channel for hotels in its first phase, as its recently announced 10X initiative.
9 months ago

27% Of British Businesses Look Overseas Post-Brexit, Says New Report From DMCC

Two thirds (66.5 per cent) of the firms surveyed following Prime Minister Theresa May speech on 2 March 2018, said they were actively looking at Dubai as a business location due to its geographical location, its business-friendly regime, its growing marketplace for commodities, financial services, and an increasing range of specialist industries.
9 months ago

Call for Applications: Microsoft AI Residency Program 2018 - Learn new Artificial Intelligence skills and improve people’s lives with intelligent technology

You will gain skills and hands-on experience working on practical AI and machine learning problems that help tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying AI and machine learning.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Call for Applications: Africa Food Price 2018 for Innovation in African Agriculture

The search is on for the winner of the 2018 Africa Food Prize - the preeminent award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

RTA Dubai launches tests of the world’s first ‘Autonomous Pods’

The autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes. They can be coupled in 15 to 20 seconds or detached, depending on the destination of riders, in 5 seconds. The autonomous pods are fitted with cameras and electromechanical technologies to carry out the coupling and detaching processes, and this feature can be activated in-motion.
10 months ago

Call for Proposals: Space Challenge - New concepts, solutions, and business models for living and working in space, the Moon, and on Mars

Innovative high-risk, high-reward projects that would be difficult to fund otherwise are preferred. Topics: Space Settlements,Terraforming and Space Ecology and Business Models and Governance Issues.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Use of renewable energy for desalination in urban agriculture in the GCC countries: Possibilities and challenges

Desalination can always provide a tailored-quality irrigation water at any climatic conditions. The main challenge for considering desalination for agriculture is purely economic; where GCC countries could consider it only if intensive horticulture of high-value cash crops, such as vegetables and flowers in controlled environments, is considered.
a year ago

OurCrowd Launches $100 million Cognitiv Fund specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Deep-learning, IoT, Robotics and Digital manufacturing

OurCrowd announced the launch of Cognitiv, a specialized $100 million global fund focused on early-stage companies that leverage AI, deep-learning, IoT, robotics and digital manufacturing to become tomorrow’s category leaders.
a year ago

Egypt: new e-commerce strategy aims to double online businesses

Without a fast and reliable connection, businesses and customers will struggle to connect to e-commerce platforms and e-marketplaces, and companies will find it difficult to deliver digital services, such as data analytics and digital marketing.
a year ago

Smart City and Smart Tourism: A Case of Dubai

The objective of this study is to identify best practices related to Dubai’s smart city and smart tourism. In so doing, Dubai’s mission and vision along with key dimensions and pillars are identified in relation to the advancements in the literature while highlighting key resources and challenges.
a year ago

Applications open for Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business Award and the MRM Business Innovation Award, which are open to all private companies in the UAE and GCC, regardless of their type, size, and sector (including non-free zone and free zone companies).
Applications are closed
a year ago

dnata Successfully Tests the Use of Blockchain Technology for Airfreight Transportation in Dubai

flydubai Cargo and dnata, in collaboration with Emirates Innovation Lab and IBM jointly developed a logistics platform in which blockchain infrastructure was implemented for supply chain transactions from a purchase order from the origin to delivery to the Consignee warehouse at its destination.
a year ago

Access Power and FMO launch second edition of Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition for Innovative Solar Projects

In order to be considered for the grant, the proposed projects must be located in Asia, Africa or Latin America and be based on solar PV technology. They should also meet the capacity criterion of 10MW or more, and be at an advanced stage of development (preliminary feasibility studies should have been completed).
Applications are closed
a year ago

DMCC and China partnership to create Dubai marketplace for the Global Coffee Trade

A report recently released by the International Coffee Organization confirmed that global exports in coffee year 2016/17 increased by 4.8% to 122.45 million bags compared to 116.89 million bags in the previous year.
a year ago

IRENA’s Sustainable Energy Marketplace helps Projects Developers, Financiers and Service and Technology providers Connect to Bring Projects to Fruition

A virtual platform developed by IRENA, the Marketplace highlights promising low-carbon energy projects in developing countries and helps developers, financiers and service and technology providers connect to bring projects to fruition.
a year ago

Mubadala, CDC International Capital, and Bpifrance sign 1 billion Euros Investment Agreement

Bpifrance and Mubadala invest up to 500 million Euros in startups and more mature technology companies through both direct investments and venture capital funds. The program will focus on information and communication technologies, biotech, green tech and other fast-rising technology sectors.
a year ago

Fully Solar Powered Raja Bhoj International Airport: A Feasibility Study

A 2 MWp onsite solar PV power plant is proposed for Raj Bhoj International Airport (RBIA), India. An online PV simulation tool SISIFO, developed by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), has been used to analyse the performance of the proposed plant. The plant is capable of generating 2733.122 MWh of electrical energy annually.
a year ago

1 Million Arab Coders Initiative to Empower Young Arabs in Software, Smart Phone Applications and Web Development

The initiative will empower young Arabs with knowledge so they can get jobs, current stats reveal that, globally, approximately 80 million jobs will be available in 2020 in software, smart phone applications and web development. Participants will enjoy the advantage of being part of a community that plays a key role in various key economic sectors, particularly e-commerce, IT and software engineering.
a year ago

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in NEOM, a Smart City dedicated to Trade, Innovation, and Technology

NEOM is born from the ambition of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to see the country develop into a pioneering and thriving model of excellence in various and important areas of life. NEOM aims to thrive the transformation of the Kingdom into a leading global hub through the introduction of value chains of industry and technology.
a year ago

Dubai launched Internet of Things Strategy and the Data Wealth initiative

The Dubai IoT Strategy seeks to build the world’s most advanced Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in the world’s smartest city to improve people’s lives. The strategy aims to protect Dubai’s digital wealth, encourage government departments to join the emirate’s smart transformation, and achieve the objectives of the Smart Dubai Plan 2021 to transition to a 100% paperless government.
a year ago

Creative Industries: Development Processes Under Contemporary Conditions of Globalization

The paper presents a comparative analysis of theories and theoretical approaches intended for the sector of creative industries and its development as well as defines regularities and specificities characteristic of the development of creative industries.
a year ago

UAE seeks to be among World's Leaders in Science, Technology and Innovation

The UAE has launched over 100 initiatives in the sectors of education, health, energy, transport, aerospace, water, solar energy, intellectual property and biotechnology research.
a year ago

Green Energy could help Developing Countries that are Too Dependent on Commodities Exports Diversify Their Economies

Forecasts show renewable energy accounting for more than 60 per cent of the global increase in electricity output over the next five years. And the falling cost of renewables means they could play a key role in getting electricity to more businesses and homes in developing countries, especially those outside the main cities.
a year ago