MoIAT Pavilion to host 38 ecosystem players at COP28

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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MoIAT Pavilion hosts 38 tech startups at COP28
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The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) will host 38 ecosystem players, technology providers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups at its pavilion and the Startup Village during COP28.

Located at the Technology and Innovation Hub, the MoIAT pavilion aims to bring together local and international entities in the industry and advanced technology sectors to share their contributions to climate initiatives.

The MoIAT pavilion will foster collaborative efforts towards climate-related targets in line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, the UAE’s commitment to global climate action as well as Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

The ministry’s pavilion aims to support local, regional and international entities in their efforts towards accelerating the scale-up of climate technologies and the transition towards a net-zero future.

MoIAT will host Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), Emirates Development Bank (EDB), Ducab, BEEAH, Dubai Industrial City, Majra, SHERAA, Hub71, Huawei, Emerson, UMI Universal Materials Incubator, Automotive Precision Technology (APT), ThreeEightSix, Pasqal, Ohmium and other startups.

Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri_MoIAT hosts startups during COP28
Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri
UAE Minister of State for Public Education & Advanced Technology

“We are proud to be a part of what is poised to be the most inclusive COP gathering to date, a COP of action. Innovation is an enabler of inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth. By fostering partnerships with local and global innovators, we will accelerate the pace of innovation to tackle global climate challenges, drive sustainable growth and set a clear path towards a carbon-neutral future.”

The pavilion will also showcase cutting-edge climate technologies and capabilities with potential to expedite the journey towards achieving Net Zero. It will connect innovators with ecosystem players, facilitating growth opportunities to support climate action efforts. Global stakeholders will also have the opportunity to explore green business opportunities under the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ initiative.

Visitors will be able to engage in dialogues and knowledge-exchange sessions to gain insights into the latest trends in climate technologies. The initiative will also motivate technology and industrial companies from across the globe to develop new technologies from the UAE as a base.

The MoIAT Technology and Innovation Hub pavilion aligns with COP28’s overarching theme, underscoring the pivotal role that industrial innovation plays in advancing climate goals. Among the 38 entities, MoIAT will host 27 startups and SMEs that champion sustainability and climate action, unveiling technologies, innovations, best practices, solutions, and investment prospects.

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