Government of Dubai Media Office Hosts Second Media Innovation Lab Workshop

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Michael Wu, Chief Scientist of Lithium Technologies, speaks about the importance of an influencer strategy for brands Government of Dubai Media Office. The Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) today hosted the second workshop in its Media Innovation Lab series. The workshop featured a presentation by Michael Wu, Chief Scientist of Lithium Technologies, on Social Media Return on Investment (ROI). Speaking …

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H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum launches DAFZA Innovation Strategy

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum

DAFZA Ambitious plans for developing best-in-class innovative solutions to catapult it among the most innovative free zones in the world. UAE – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority ( DAFZA )has announced that it will launch its ambitious Innovation strategy during the upcoming ‘UAE Innovation Week’ taking place from November 22 to 28, 2015 in line with the directive of H.H. …

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Egypt’s Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research Partners with Thomson Reuters to Advance the Impact of its Research

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Collaboration supports Egypt’s Presidential Council’s Upcoming Knowledge Bank and other efforts to effectively prepare a new generation of scholars. The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters , the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a partnership with the Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research in Egypt to enhance its Knowledge Bank–to …

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African Presidents discuss business opportunities in Dubai


MOU signing between Gugosi Resources and Antilop Capital, Ivory Coast. The Africa Global Business Forum afternoon sessions commenced with the session titled ‘Next Steps – Cementing Gains and Enabling the Future’, which focused on what government leaders in Africa can do to facilitate long term growth and how they can ensure long term financing for these strategies. Speaking at the …

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MoF participates in UAE Innovation Week to support National Innovation Strategy and UAE Vision 2021

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

In line with the declaration of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE that 2015 is the ‘Year of Innovation’, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai to launch ‘UAE Innovation Week’ from 22-28 November 2015; the Ministry of Finance …

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SA: Deputy President arrives in Iran


By – Pretoria – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Tehran, Iran, where he is leading a high level South African delegation on a working visit aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries. The visit will see the Deputy President and his Iranian counterpart, Es’hag Jahangiri, inaugurate and co-chair the South Africa-Iran Business Council, which is intended to …

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Qatar’s Former Minister of Energy & Industry Launches Middle East’s First Energy Think Tank

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The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development Urges Gulf States to Curtail Domestic Energy Consumption or Risk Losing Critical Export Revenue The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, the first think tank of its kind in the Middle East, urged the governments of the region to tackle soaring domestic energy …

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DSG signs MoU with DEWA to provide support for electronic and smart services

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG), and H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), have signed a memorandum of understanding. Under the terms of this MoU, DSG will provide the necessary support for the package of electronic and smart shared services which the DEWA will …

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2015 Winners of UN Climate Solutions Awards Announced


Projects From Across the Globe to be Honoured at UN Climate Conference in Paris Sixteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were announced today as winners of a prestigious United Nations climate change award. Winning activities include a seriously cool smartphone that puts social values first and an initiative that is enabling 40 Latin American cities to take concrete climate …

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Global leaders rate “access to funds and building of capabilities” as the key driver of innovation, finds survey by GTDW endorsed by the UAE Ministry of Economy


Results revealed – Global Trade Development Week ‘Innovation Survey’ conducted by A.T. Kearney. Business and government leaders from across the globe report that access to funds for small and medium sized companies is the highest priority area to leverage innovation in economic development. To put this into perspective, “access to funds and resources” is ranked twice as important as “ease …

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