Innovation is a central engine and driving force of economic growth and development - it can drive sustainable economic and social development for the region, while economies based on innovation and knowledge can help in promoting greater growth and spur entrepreneurship. The Arab World needs to embark on a journey of innovation, and prepare the ground for the rise of the creative revolution, creative class and creative society, for the region to transform their economies into full-fledged knowledge-based economies.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Innovation Arabia Congress, helps to capitalize on the successes and potential of the Arab World. It unleashes the economic opportunities in the region as well as spread the culture of innovation in the private and government research institutes, universities.
In its tenth edition, Innovation Arabia, the Middle East’s pioneering Congress on education, business, environment, healthcare and Islamic banking & finance, is proud to announce the theme ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Engines of Sustainability’.
The theme has relevance to all sectors of economic activity covering education, health, public services, service industry sector, manufacturing, SME sector, and family businesses. Innovation relates to all and affects the future of the whole Middle East Region.
The Congress theme also unites the global educational goals of UNESCO with the visionary framework of the Dubai Plan 2021 to bring about a knowledge revolution by enhancing the region’s capacity for sustainable development. The interdisciplinary theme highlights the growing need for sustainability through new universal models that combines the synergy of innovation and entrepreneurship. The UAE and in particular, the government of Dubai are committed in helping the UN achieve its Millennium Development Goal.
Innovation Arabia 10 will, once again, provide the ideal platform to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and solutions in the development of sustainable economies in the Arab world through innovation.