Dubai innovators: Winning ideas from Dubai schoolchildren, who were honoured in the Young Innovators Competition award ceremony on Tuesday, will be presented to government departments, a senior official said.
The ideas cover a variety of topics from transport to renewable energy, and include students’ vision of a futuristic Dubai in 2050, said Marwan Al Sawaleh, undersecretary of the Ministry of Education.
Tuesday’s ceremony, held at Raffles Dubai hotel, comes as part of the second annual UAE Innovation Week (November 20-26) that is displaying projects by government departments, companies and students.
The honouring event was held in collaboration between the ministry and the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHRD). The competition was launched a year ago to encourage creativity among students.
Al Sawaleh and Amal Bin Adi, director-general of DGHR department, toured an exhibition of the winning projects of the students, who came from 13 schools in Dubai.
Student winners of Young Innovators Competition honoured