The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Innovation Centre, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, has initiated the Cleantech Innovators program which enables school and university students to exhibit their innovations in clean energy.
During the exhibition hosted as part of the Cleantech Innovators program, several students showcased their innovations which focused mainly on energy storage, water desalination using solar, wind, and thermal power, 3D printer applications using environmentally friendly materials and recyclable materials for construction.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, stressed the Innovation Centre’s significant role in improving DEWA’s position as one of the biggest supporters of the innovation journey in Dubai and the UAE.
The Centre supports innovation for the next generation of renewable and clean energy experts. This achieves the National Innovation Strategy, which aims to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world.
“DEWA believes that innovation is the key pillar in building a competitive national economy based on knowledge, innovation and future technologies. It is committed to building the capabilities of future generations and engaging them in achieving sustainable development goals. This is in addition to improving their capabilities to contribute effectively to supporting and implementing Dubai’s strategies in this area.”
“The Clean Energy Innovators program is a result of our strong collaboration with schools, universities, start-ups, local and global organizations in innovation areas, exchanging knowledge and organizing exhibitions,” said Dr. Aaesha Abdulla AlNuaimi, Director, Innovation Centre.
The Innovation Centre is committed to promoting emerging innovations and finding new concepts for technology, clean energy and developing projects to enhance the future of sustainable energy in Dubai and the world. This will also help to position the center as a prominent educational platform that hosts events, conferences, seminars and workshops.