DEWA unveils champions of 2nd cycle of Cleantech Hackathon

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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DEWA Innovation Centre's CleanTech Hackathon
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The 2nd cycle of the Cleantech Hackathon, launched by the Innovation Centre of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has witnessed a remarkable convergence of minds, with over 160 passionate candidates hailing from 25 diverse nationalities and representing 20 esteemed universities worldwide.

The event focused on sustainable innovations in energy, digital transformation, and integrating clean energy sources. Participants were judged on innovation and impact, with three winners receiving monetary prizes at the end of the event.

This participation underscores a shared dedication to shaping a cleaner, greener future, setting the stage for groundbreaking solutions to emerge at the intersection of technology and sustainability.

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“We support the wise leadership’s vision to empower and encourage the youth and provide them with the necessary tools to become the pillars to build a brighter future. This move supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai’s total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. We are keen to include the youth in sustainable development and encourage them to develop innovative solutions to combat the effects of climate change. Further, this consolidates the position of the UAE and Dubai as an innovation hub and an incubator for innovators.”

The competition, structured around three main tracks, focused on optimizing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of clean energy sources, ensuring the reliability and stability of renewable energy, and integrating renewable energy seamlessly into existing systems.

As per the statement, these tracks contribute to maximizing efficiency, overcoming intermittency challenges, and innovatively addressing energy storage, distribution, and smart grid technologies.

“Through the Innovation Centre, DEWA aims to raise awareness on sustainability, hone national capabilities, and enhance business competitiveness in this promising sector,” said Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA.

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