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Dubai seeks entries for $1m knowledge award

DUBAI, May 19, 2018

Dubai government is seeking entries from global innovative minds for the $1-million Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award as it seeks to build a robust knowledge economy by stimulating creativity and innovation. 
 
The fifth edition of the annual programme will honour individuals and organisations from around the world who have pioneered new forms of knowledge dissemination that benefit humanity. 
 
Organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the $1 million award seeks to celebrate knowledge and entrepreneurship across various fields, including education, scientific research, communication technology, printing, publishing and documentation. 
 
The competition is open for individuals and organisations from the public and private sectors in the UAE, the region and the world. The last date for submitting entries is June 25.
 
"Since its inception, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award has helped the UAE establish itself as a leading proponent for knowledge-oriented societies, setting an example by using knowledge to create plans and strategies that strive for a better future for all," said Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF and Secretary-General of the award.
 
The only criteria for the award is that the individual or the organisation applying entering the contest should have made a significant and measurable contribution to knowledge dissemination and the knowledge industry within one of the award's categories, explained Huwaireb. 
 
Submissions should be accompanied by letters from referees with expertise in the field, with the nominations accompanied by supporting documents.
 
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award will also be open to applicants who have won the prize in previous years - provided they meet the required conditions, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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