5th NSTI Festival at Expo 2020 showcases the Power of Innovation

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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Chief guests visiting the NSTI Festival hall at Expo 2020 Dubai

The UAE Ministry of Education is organizing the fifth edition of the National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival, at the Dubai Exhibition Center at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan witnessed the opening ceremony of the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival. The UAE Minister of Education Mr. Hussein bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, Chairman of Emirates Association for the Gifted, and many other officials were present at the event.

The festival highlights the vision of the wise leadership of the UAE and the plans of the Ministry of Education to highlight the importance of innovation in all areas of life.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan delivered the inaugural keynote address, entitled “How EXPO Established a Global Platform to Consolidate the Principles of Peace and Tolerance Among the Different Cultures of the World.”

For his part, the Minister of Education gave a keynote speech entitled “Deepening and Reinforcing the Culture of Innovation and Creativity Among Generations.”

The Fifth NSTI Festival will include a Science Conference, Emirates Young Scientist Competition, Junior Innovators Challenge, and the Innovation Lab, as well as a number of events and activities.

Mr. Greg Foote, Science Presenter, Producer and Content Creator, spoke on “Making Science Go Viral.” Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, UAE Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), addressed a panel discussion entitled “How Today’s Science Shapes a New Era of Sustainability Accessible to the UAE and Humanity.”

As part of the two-day festival, top graduate students will have the opportunity to compete in the Sciencepreneurs competition and showcase innovative solutions that will take them to new heights in their careers.

The Emirates Young Scientist competition will feature 100 projects spread across four different fields, while 63 students, aged 3 and up, from different UAE schools will take part in the Junior Innovators Challenge

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