By Staff www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Innovation is not an intellectual luxury or propaganda but the secret behind the government’s existence, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said during the launch of UAE Innovation Week 2015 here on Sunday.
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday announced the adoption of a Dh300 billion plan of Science, Technology and Innovation’s Higher Policy, which includes 100 national initiatives in the education, health, energy, transportation, space and water sectors. Its goal is to build a vibrant knowledge-based economy in the UAE.
The Innovation Week, running until November 28, is part of the seven-year national innovation strategy launched by Shaikh Mohammad earlier this year. Shaikh Khalifa had declared 2015 as the Year of Innovation. More info