The UAE Innovation Award aims to encourage innovation in the private sector in line with UAE Vision 2021
by Roberto Guccione
Emirates Global Aluminium was the platinum sponsor of the first UAE Innovation Award, organised by Dubai Quality Group to encourage a culture of innovation in the private sector. The award ceremony took place at the end of Innovation Month on 28 February and was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group.
Dubai Quality Group has organized the UAE Innovation Award in line with UAE Vision 2021, aiming to promote innovation and drive sustainable development. The UAE Innovation Award is also designed to support the achievement of the UAE National Innovation Strategy which aims to make the country one of the most innovative in the world including through a highly innovative private sector.
EGA recently commissioned a national survey which showed that employees in the UAE believe their companies are becoming more innovative, but are failing to unlock the innovation potential of their entire workforces. The survey also found that people working in the UAE believe that the country is more innovative than it was five years ago.
The UAE ranked first in the region in the 2017 Global Innovation Index and 35th worldwide.