UAE’s state-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Innovation Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, has commenced the Cleantech Connect program intending to motivate communities to join the global shift towards a sustainable energy future.
Through the program, DEWA aims to allow innovators, achievers, and professors in clean energy to showcase their success in clean energy technologies, share knowledge, raise awareness in society on the latest developments and innovations in the area of sustainable energy.
The Innovation Centre supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide 75 percent of the emirate’s total power capacity from clean sources in fifty years.
“The center boosts the UAE and Dubai’s position in sustainability, being a global platform for renewable and clean energy innovations that shapes the future of sustainable energy around the world. The Centre is a shining example of DEWA’s work to increase innovation in clean energy and develop solutions to generate and manage renewable energy. It builds and expands the capabilities of the next generation of innovators in clean energy technologies, develops and promotes the nation’s resources and sustainable energy.”
The program is a result of collaboration between the Centre and prominent universities, organizations, startups, local and international entities in innovation, knowledge sharing, organizing events and exhibitions, Dr. Aaesha Alnuaimi, Director of the Innovation Centre at DEWA, stated.
Further, the program supports the Centre’s efforts to improve innovation, raise awareness on clean energy innovations, inspire the next generation of innovators, building national capacity. This will help to enhance its position as an educational platform that hosts events, conferences, seminars, and workshops and provides a unique experience to explore the latest discoveries in the area.