Dubai Crown Prince calls on all residents to join efforts to make the city an innovation hub.
In the presence of Shaikh Hamdan, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Director-General of the Executive Office of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid; and Abdullah Al Basti, Director-General of the Executive Office, briefed Shaikh Hamdan on the details, objectives and initiatives of the strategy and the implementation time frame.
The Dubai Strategy for Innovation is built in coordination with the National Strategy for Innovation as Shaikh Mohammed has tasked Shaikh Hamdan with leading the innovation efforts in Dubai.
Shaikh Hamdan has affirmed that Dubai Strategy for Innovation is the fruit of Shaikh Mohammed’s directives to make Dubai a global hub for innovation. Shaikh Hamdan said, “Dubai has all requirements to become the world’s most innovative city. We have Shaikh Mohammed’s vision and unlimited support for innovation, and we have the tools to lead the world in this aspect. We also have an integrated teamwork from the public and private sectors. We are on the way to achieve our objectives.”
He added, “Through Dubai Strategy for Innovation, we hope to catalyse the city’s ability to innovate and open the door for individuals and organisations to generate new ideas to develop performance and achieve better results.”
He also asserted that Dubai expects its residents and visitors to take part in this drive, and the all Dubai’s community elements must join efforts. Shaikh Hamdan directed all parties concerned to coordinate efforts and work like one team to achieve the strategy’s objectives.
The Dubai Strategy for Innovation generally aims to make Dubai the most innovative and creative city in the world through introducing 10 major pillars supported by a number of initiatives that will expand cooperation between the public and private sectors, education sector, entrepreneurship and global networks in addition to Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors.
Dubai’s 10 major innovation pillars includes inspiring leadership with innovative vision, innovative and integrated government, proactive private sector, qualified and informed citizens, an environment that promotes creativity and teamwork, innovation is a public responsibility, positive energy that can overcome challenges, risk assessment and management, resources management and international network.
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