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Young Innovators Competition Challenge 3

ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for innovative ideas on how ICTs can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate changeand thereby improve people’s health. This might include novel technologies or combinations of existing technologies, services, and systems which …

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SamTech: Dubai has it all to become a global hub for technical innovation

Smart initiatives lure in major international companies in the domain Dubai – SamTech Middle East, a leading firm for tracking systems and remote control services in the Middle East, has said the United Arab Emirates has all capabilities needed to become a regional and global hub for devising smart solutions and systems, thanks to initiatives and smart services launched by …

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Qatar: ICT Ministry Website Wins Pan-Arab Excellence Awards Academy Gold Shield for Interactive Innovation

Unique for Better User Experience, Device Compatibility The official website of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (www.ictqatar.qa) has won the Gold Shield and Certificate of Excellence for Interactive Innovation on the category of government bodies’ and official institutions’ websites. This came at the 5th Round of the E-government Excellence Awards, member of the Pan-Arab Excellence Awards Academy. The …

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INNOVATOR Summer Series Kicks Off with Inspiration and Creativity

Following the huge success of the first edition of INNOVATOR 2014 • Workshops on Aero Modelling, 3D Printing, Robotics and Raspberry Pi Programming • INNOVATOR Competitions offer UAE based DIYers the chance to winup to 10,000 AED • INNOVATOR Zone offers DIY Community in the UAE a space to make, create and tinker Abu Dhabi – The hugely popular INNOVATOR …

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Rugged tech designer steps up its innovation

A non-profit US organisation that develops affordable farming and water purification tools for families in developing countries is moving to a new strategy: selling its tech directly to communities of poor people rather than only to NGOs who give it away for free. Compatible Technology International (CTI), which is based in Minnesota, United States, designs and sells innovative, affordable devices …

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Focus on Disability: Great design has universal appeal

By Sue Coe – SciDev.Net A new watch — the Bradley Timepiece — designed for blind people has been nominated for a Design of the Year award at the Design Museum, United Kingdom. According to a BBC report, demand for the watch from sighted people has exceeded demand from blind people because of its attractive design and functionality. Its designer …

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Reshaping African PhDs for development

By Cheryl de la Rey – SciDev.Net With the growing recognition that knowledge and innovation are critical contributors to national wealth and welfare, postgraduate education — specifically doctoral training —has become a priority for African higher education. South Africa’s National Research Foundation launched its PhD project some years ago with the specific intention of ramping up the number of doctoral …

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Masdar Institute’s iInnovation to strengthen technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship in UAE

Center Aims to Improve Innovation Ecosystem and Translate Technology Research into Commercially Viable Products, Services and Processes Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its Institute Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (iInnovation) will contribute to developing and maintaining a leadership role for the UAE in technology-based …

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Middle East and Africa telecom and finance leaders meet in Dubai to discuss new partnership and innovation opportunities

Leadership from the Middle East and Africa’s leading telecom, tech and finance institutions are meeting in Dubai on May 7, 2014 for the 8th annual TMT Finance & Investment MENA Conference and Awards, to discuss the next strategies for growth, investment and innovation across the region. www.tmtfinance.com/mena/ This year’s conference has been expanded to feature more sessions on innovation and …

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Can visiting science centres boost science literacy?

By Luisa Massarani The expectations that hands-on science centres can increase people’s engagement with science and technology have been the motivation for creating many science centres around the world. But studies that show the societal impact of science centres — visited by some 300 million people a year globally — have so far been lagging behind. Now, the results of …

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