UAE Innovates first took place in 2015, and the event has since contributed to strengthening the United Arab Emirates’ position as a global hub for innovation. UAE Innovates 2022 is coming this February, celebrating innovation in the UAE and supporting the national innovation strategy.
UAE Innovates 2022 is part of the UAE Government’s strategy to recognise innovations applied within the public sector and the individuals and institutions behind them that embody the culture of innovation that exists in the country. The initiative is part of the UAE’s efforts to become one of the most innovative countries in the world.
During UAE Innovates 2022, events will take place across all seven emirates, with the active participation of federal and local authorities in addition to the private sector and members of the public.
There will also be dedicated events at Expo 2020 Dubai (as a special edition week) from 11-16 February. During the Expo week, the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation will have an exhibition which runs for the same week at Festival Garden in Expo 2020. This exhibition will host more than 8 government entities and create an experience for visitors through innovative food, various programs/sessions on stage and through an innovative structure.
The nationwide UAE Innovates 2022 festival will conclude with the prestigious UAE Innovates Award, which celebrates the best innovations implemented at a local and federal government level. Launched in February 2021 the UAE Innovates Award programme includes six categories, namely
Most Innovative Use of Resources
Most Innovative Digital Transformation
Most Innovative Automated Government Procedure
Most Innovative Community Services
Most Innovative Government Process
Most Innovative Disruptive Project.
Submissions for the UAE Innovates Award, which culminates in a ceremony at Expo 2020 Dubai, will close on 3rd of February 2022.