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Universities invited to present innovations at Wetex

DUBAI, September 2, 2019

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has invited local and international universities to take part in the Innovation Hall, which is a key component of the 21st Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2019.

Under the umbrella of Green Week, the exhibition runs from October 21 to 23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is held under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability.’

is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dewa,

“Through the Innovation Hall at Wetex and the Dubai Solar Show, which hosts 20 universities, we support university students by displaying their ideas and innovations in areas such as sustainability, energy, water, renewable energy, gas, and oil,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa, and founder and chairman of Wetex.

“The Innovation Hall focuses on key innovations in energy, renewable and clean energy, transportation, technology, education, health, water and space sciences. By providing electronic kiosks for university students, we offer new specialised educational materials, share experiences and challenges, and honour Emirati innovators and the most talented innovators from around the world.

“The hall encourages knowledge sharing to improve Emirati skills, and highlights the creative and innovative minds of People of Determination as well as their innovations and ideas.

“We urge local and international universities to be a part of Innovation Hall to show their research in environmental science, energy, water and technology. We look forward to seeing how these universities are expanding these industries,” added Al Tayer.

“This hall will enable the university students to learn about the latest developments in energy, water, and the environment. Students will also benefit from events, competitions, and attending seminars by international companies and sponsors on the latest innovations and inventions for smart cities and a better lifestyle. This helps advance innovation in the environment through research, studies and pioneering initiatives. Dewa is working with local universities to encourage innovation in these sectors.

“The participation of universities will strengthen Wetex’s position as the world's leading exhibition in water, energy, the environment, oil and gas, renewable and clean energy. Their students’ involvement also supports cooperation, sharing, creativity and innovation, which are the most important pillars of Dubai's hosting of the World Expo 2020, and the transformation of Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world,” concluded Al Tayer.

Over three days, the hall will feature open panel discussions to provide an overview of the most important innovations and inventions in the conventional and renewable energy sectors, such as water, environment, oil, and gas. Universities will have an important role to play in highlighting the latest scientific research in these sectors. – TradeArabia News Service


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