Friday , 19 April 2019

Science

Regional Agriculture Industry in Focus This Week at AgraME

A wide range of regional and international companies, speakers, buyers and industry pioneers will be descending on the event to make the most out of the conferences and workshops, at the three-day exhibition which runs from March 5 until 7 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Agriculture industry professionals from around the world are in Dubai for this week’s AgraME, …

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Virgin Galactic to launch commercial space flights this year – CEO

Founder Richard Branson says more than $1billion of investment has been made into the technology to date Virgin Galactic will start its commercial space operations this year, its chief executive told Zawya. “We will be going into commercial operations this year with a service that will take people into space and back down, and we believe this will be a …

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Five Women Scientists in Developing Countries win 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards

Early-career researchers living and working in Bangladesh, Bolivia, the Gambia, Nepal and Palestine have been recognized for their work in the biological sciences Five researchers have been named winners of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in the biological sciences. The winning scholars from Bangladesh, Bolivia, the Gambia, Nepal and …

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Talel Kamel to lead Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa

Talel Kamel has been named vice president Customer & Account Management for Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa Talel Kamel has been named vice president Customer & Account Management for Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa to further increase the company’s focus and footprint in the region and deliver higher value to customers. Customer & Account …

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Ministers assert UAE is establishing new model of sustainability, investing in advanced science and national talent

Sustainability is the way for the UAE to achieve its Centennial goals The UAE is establishing a new model of sustainability, investing heavily in advanced science and technology, and equipping national talents with the necessary skills to ensure optimal use of available resources, asserted Ministers from the UAE Government at a special ministerial session during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019. …

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Merck Foundation partners with National Cancer Institute of Egypt to provide Master Degree in Medical Oncology for African Doctors

This initiative is a part of Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ that has been initiated by the Merck Foundation to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa Merck Foundation supports Africa through the partnership with Egypt, to build the Cancer Care Capacity in the African Continent; Through this partnership, Merck Foundation aims to provide two-year Medical Oncology Master …

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QSTP brings back Arab Innovation Academy to enhance entrepreneurial skills

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), a part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) and the European Innovation Academy (EIA) kicked off the second edition of their Arab Innovation Academy (AIA) on January 2, 2018. More than 160 aspiring “techpreneurs” from Qatar, MENA, and representatives from India and Russia come together for a single purpose: to help Arab …

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WFP celebrates 50 years in Egypt with launch of Knowledge-Sharing Partnership with Government

The agreement allows for WFP and the Government to share and expand its expertise on interventions in areas such as water management, nutrition, diversification of livelihoods and increased agricultural productivity Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Egypt, the Egyptian Government and WFP yesterday signed an agreement to benefit neighbouring and African countries through …

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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announces portfolio sale of 18 aircrafts

18 aircraft in this portfolio are on lease to 15 airlines in 13 countries Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, has entered into a definitive sale agreement to sell a portfolio of 18 mid-life aircraft to institutional investors. The 18 aircraft in this portfolio are on lease to 15 airlines in 13 countries and have a weighted average age of approximately nine …

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Egypt’s Nawah Scientific bags $1m and plans on disrupting scientific research

Nawah Scientific announced today closing its pre-series A round of 1M USD. With a mission to empower scientific research and scientists in the region, Nawah has established a core hub of advanced equipment specialized in natural and medical sciences. Nawah’s online platform receives experiments requests, a courier collects samples for analysis, Nawah’s scientists carry needed tests and return results online. …

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