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Foster Open Innovation to retain competitiveness, advises GPCA

With research and development spend from the GCC’s petrochemical industry on the rise, the region must focus on collaborative innovation in order to survive, advised the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). According to GPCA research, investments in research and development (R&D)–a key indicator of innovation–were estimated at US$529 million in 2014. This figure is a 40% increase from the …

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Huawei Promotes Tourism in Egypt through Mobile Technology Innovation

In an effort to further promote tourism in Egypt Huawei has chosen both the pyramids as well as Omar Khairat as the launch main attractions for the company’s flagship Mate 8 and Huawei Watch. With presence of dignitaries from around the world the launch event provided an exquisite experience to the attendees and a chance to sample Egypt old meets …

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Ministry of Economy Enters into Strategic Partnership with US Department of Commerce to Promote Cooperation in Innovation, Entrepreneurship

The UAE Ministry of Economy has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the US Department of Commerce to promote mutual cooperation in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by His Excellency Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary for International Trade on behalf of the UAE, and by Stefan Selig, US Undersecretary for Foreign …

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Final day of International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) focuses on innovation & technology as enablers for financial inclusion in Africa

Eminent leaders from EY, PwC, UNDP, Bank of Khartoum lead discussions on African emerging Islamic finance markets, microfinance and FinTech. Khartoum, Sudan: The second day of Africa’s landmark event, International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF), built on the successes of yesterday which included powerful discussions on inclusive Islamic finance, the impact of social media on banking, strengthening Islamic capital markets …

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Founders of Mission Innovation Holds Meeting at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

UAE Hosts Government Officials and Business Leaders in Mission Innovation Meeting on Advancing Clean Technologies. Mission Innovation partners, a global initiative to accelerate widespread clean technologies, held a meeting on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), an international platform dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing sustainability issues. The meeting focused on next steps in developing and commercializing …

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Etihad airways wins prestigious award for innovation

Etihad Airways has won the prestigious ‘Innovation in Travel Award’ at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards in the United Kingdom. The awards ceremony was held last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. The Innovation in Travel Award is presented to a company which has launched an innovation or development that has had a clear impact …

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GCC hydrocarbon economies setting global benchmark in race for renewable energy through innovation

The COP21 climate change deal, signed last week in Paris, confirms that the leaders of 200 nations are now committed to embracing renewable energy as an important tool to limiting the rise of the ambient temperature on earth without compromising on continuing to provide much needed energy to fuel social development and economic growth. Commenting on what the deal meant …

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7th annual innovation competiton winners announced by DQG

Industry experts provided insight into innovation and employee engagement at the 7th Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Competition 2015 organized by Dubai Quality Group . Dubai, UAE: Continual Improvement (CI) Subgroup of Dubai Quality Group organized a unique annual DQG event to facilitate sharing, recognizing and learning from best practices and actual case studies from various sectors earlier this …

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Tejar Dubai signs MoU with Dubai Smart City to promote innovation, entrepreneurship

Agreement aims at supporting the implementation of Dubai Smart City initiatives within the private sector, especially start-ups. Dubai, UAE: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiative, Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Smart City, aimed at promoting innovation amongst the private sector, especially upcoming entrepreneurs in Smart City initiatives. The MoU was signed …

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‘Innovation Key to Achieving a Green Economy’

Delegates at Dubai Green Economy Partnership’s latest Green Leadership Series, hosted by Dubai Science Park highlight the crucial role of Innovation in building a Green Economy. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: During the latest edition of the Green Leadership Series, delegates discussed the key elements of Green Business Practice needed to drive Dubai’s ambitions to establish a world-leading green economy. The …

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