Monday , 18 February 2019

Science & Tech

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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Lenovo appoints Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia

Emad Aldaous new Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia Dubai: Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, while …

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The joint winners of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2018 received their prizes from His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait

Speaking on behalf of the Rakai Health Sciences Program, which she co-founded, Professor Wawer said, “ We are very grateful for the recognition this award gives to our teams both in Uganda and at John Hopkins University for the impactful work we are doing to combat the HIV epidemic in Uganda.” Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation …

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Research, education and infrastructure: How governments should spend to avoid tech obsolescence?

World Economic Forum research suggests more jobs will be created than destroyed through technological disruption Governments around the world concerned about the impact that technological change can have on jobs creation need to invest in research, education and infrastructure, according to a leading academic. Speaking at a press conference held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future …

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Council outlines vision for Arab digital economy

The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) has outlined its new vision aimed at digital inclusion, knowledge-based legislative and technology infrastructure, and public and private frameworks that will boost security, welfare and prosperity for the Arab societies. “A common vision for Arab Digital Economy” is the bold plan driven by the council at the League of Arab States to boost …

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SRTI Park backs Big 5 Dubai 2018’s ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’

Sharjah’s future in innovation and advanced research to be highlighted As part of its efforts to promote innovation and advanced research in Sharjah and the UAE, the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has announced that it is participating in the one-day ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’ to be held this month in conjunction with the Big 5 Dubai 2018, …

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Robots and Humans to Work Together at HITEC® Dubai 2018

Frank Wolfe CAE, CEO of HFTP, said, “Hospitality robots are clearly at a tipping point For the first time, a robot will initiate the proceedings at HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai on 5th and 6th December 2018. Taking centre-stage at the show will be a Promobot, …

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5G Mobile Technology Coming to Morocco in 2022

The fifth generation of mobile phone and communication technology will be in Morocco as soon as 2022 Although Morocco is a leading country in the 4G mobile broadband with increasing numbers of subscribers having access to the fourth generation network in Africa, Moroccans will keep using the June 2015 technology for several more years. In its 2018 report about the …

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Kuwait’s central bank sets up test ground for fintech

Bahrain has created a fintech regulatory unit and Abu Dhabi and Dubai is cultivating a financial startup scene. Kuwait’s central bank has issued regulatory guidelines for companies wishing to experiment with new financial technology products and services, it said on Monday. Kuwait’s regulatory testing framework, known as a ‘sandbox’, will include four phases, with representatives from local banks joining a …

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Bahrain targets ICT to become fintech hub

Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon and is now keen to leverage the Kingdom’s telecoms connectivity and IT knowledge pool to become a regional fintech hub, said a top official. Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO of EDB, was addressing …

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