Sunday , 18 August 2019

Technology

“Innovators Under 35” Receives Hundreds of Applications from Around the World

The initiative, first launched in July 2018 by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees AT Dubai Future Foundation, aims to highlight the success stories of young Arab innovators under the age of 35 from around the world, showcasing their achievements in various vital …

Read More »

A spiritual journey in the age of technology

Machine is increasingly making our lives comfortable and safe. Look no further than the holy city of Makkah, where Hajj is under way, to understand how It is hard to think of anything in our lives that has remained untouched by technology. Not even our innermost spiritual recess. Such a development might have had a disruptive impact on many areas …

Read More »

Green for Growth Fund (GGF) attracts EUR 4 million in new catalytic funding for climate action in Middle East North Africa (MENA) region

GGF has seen remarkable growth in its MENA investment portfolio, which increased by over 50% in volume in 2018 to cross the EUR 133 million mark Climate Action in the Middle East North Africa (CAMENA) invests EUR 4 million in the GGF to attract private capital for helping the region fight climate change; together with EUR 5 million EIB investment, …

Read More »

Saudi Badir Program, Cubical Services ink MoU to enhance startup ecosystem

The program targets creating 600 startups and 3,600 jobs by the end of 2020 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), represented by Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cubical Services, a Kuwait-based business incubator, in a move to boost startup collaboration between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The deal was …

Read More »

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Ventures focuses investments in tech startups

Mubadala’s objective is to become one of the largest global tech investors Mubadala Investment Company is investing millions of dollars in many companies in US and worldwide, according to UAE daily The National, which cited a top executive at the Abu Dhabi–owned state fund. “Mubadala has taken a view that technology is going to become core to a lot of …

Read More »

NEWSEgypt’s Forasna and Taskty among regional finalists for MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Forasna, a Cairo-based platform for blue-collar jobs and Taskty, an Egyptian online marketplace for home services have been selected as regional finalists for the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). The finalists were announced by MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy yesterday. The two Egyptian startups are the only organizations from MENA to have made it to the final sixty for …

Read More »

Apple to launch Arabic-only App Store to woo Middle East tech fans

Apple will launch an all-Arabic AppStore service in September, as part of a bid to tap the Middle Eastern technology market. The Arabic language-only AppStore was recently made available to subscribed developers and members of the Apple Beta Software Program, who will test the new system before it is released to the general public in two months time. The launch …

Read More »

Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries

The peaceful use of nuclear energy has been globally important for more than 60 years, resulting in 452 nuclear reactor units in 32 countries. Saudi Arabia will be one of a handful of countries expected to receive state-of-the-art advanced nuclear reactors from China and Russia, according to a new report. The report, “Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and …

Read More »

Nexign, Giza Systems agree to accelerate African telcos’ digital transformation

Covering East and North Africa, Giza Systems will resell Nexign products and provide professional services, such as implementation and support, as well as core systems-integration services. Nexign, a leading Business Support Systems (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced on Wednesday it has signed a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with a Cairo-based, leading systems integrator in the Middle …

Read More »

Saudi ‘smart glove’ inventor thrives in the age of innovation

Saudi inventor and tech innovator Hadeel Ayoub is giving people who can’t speak new hope — and a new voice. The founder of London-based tech company BrightSign is the driving force behind a smart glove that allows individuals who are unable to speak to communicate by translating sign language into text and speech. After more than four years’ work, Ayoub, …

Read More »