Sharjah’s 14-Hour marathon tech summit will host 5k participants

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI) will be organizing the first edition of the MENA Innovation Technology Transfer Summit (MITT) on September 22, 2020.

The summit will have 5000 participants from 100 countries with more than 50 international speakers including representatives from the government and private sector, academics, entrepreneurs, experts and relevant patrons for covering the 14 hours of marathon summit with knowledge imparting, business exhibitions and networking.

The ruler of Sharjah and Supreme Council Member, His Highness Dr. Sheikh Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi will fund the MITT summit along with the partnership of a global movement ‘Women in Tech’, ‘MTL Connect’ an international event for digital development and leading business fest in the world, ‘PauseFest’.

The MITT summit will also announce the first-ever MENA Innovation Technology Transfer Summit Award in three categories: MITTS Global Award, MENA’s Rising Star and Women in Tech Mena Award for finding and honoring leadership and excellence in the field of technology and innovation. The awards will include grants, accelerators programs and business space at SRTI.

The MITTS Global Award specifically aims at finding organizations, startups, enterprises and non-profit organizations that create and promote innovative technologies as per the UN sustainable development goals.

The CEO of SRTI Park Hussain Al Mahmoudi stated that “MITT Summit is a historic summit not only because it’s a marathon hybrid summit but it is an international platform that convenes the private sector, government and academia to co-innovate and co-create new business opportunities, new ventures and new technologies.”

The SRTI CEO Al Mahmoudi also added that the summit is giving a platform for companies to boost their brand and discover more investment opportunities as they learn from international experts and also broaden their network regionally as well as globally. 

The summit will have discussions on topics including solving the global digital divide, future-proofing the world’s important natural resource -water, the future of transportation, building smart cities and building a sustainable global community with technology and innovation.