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ADDED participates in the events and activities of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week & World Future Energy Summit

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ADDED participates in the events and activities of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week & World Future Energy Summit

Sunday, January 20, 2019 News

​Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi (ADDED) represented by the innovation team, has engaged in activities of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) which conclude its work today at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). With a view to introduce Technology and Innovation Pioneers TIP the environment-related, in addition to support inventors in this field, identify innovation areas and explore solutions which contribute to accelerating the pace of sustainable development.

H.E. Rashid Abdul Kareem Al Bloushi, the Acting Undersecretary of ADDED underlined that organizing Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week on annual basis in Abu Dhabi reflects the keen and interest of the Emirate's enlightened leadership and Government in enhancing efforts aimed at achieving sustainability in development sectors, targeted in Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

He indicated that innovation team works to strengthen the role of ADDED in turning such objectives into ground-breaking projects & programs towards achieving sustainable development according to the determinants of economic development's theme of Abu Dhabi plan. He also explained that the team's participation in ADSW, put emphasis on TIP-related events, activities and programs in the environment field, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Environment Agency.

Furthermore, he stated that topics covered on the agenda of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the events associated, addressed and discussed the pressing global issues within energy, water and environment fields. That are consistent with the TIP initiative in the environment field and focus on promoting innovations, intended to expedite the dissemination and implementation of renewable energy solutions, besides findings solutions to address water challenges in in dryland areas and focusing on water and energy – related issues.

He also added that innovation team has joined the {CLIX} initiative which was organized as part of ADSW events, aiming to exchange knowledge & innovation and securing funds for innovators and entrepreneurs. The initiative focuses on contribution to finding solutions addressing the most urgent climate change issues worldwide. By offering opportunities of communication between entrepreneurs from the UAE (startups and innovative enterprisers within different funding phases) and investors (Initial funding, owner investor and venture capital).

H.E. Rashid Al Bloushi, advised that innovation team has been involved as a member of arbitration for the "CLIX" initiative, which had opened a window of opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward their creative ideas, new products and new business models. Thereby offering solutions to address the three sustainability's challenges defined by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment including quality of the air and clean technologies in the areas of transport & agriculture.

Additionally, he mentioned that innovation team's engagement in »Youth 4 Sustainability Hub« (Y4S) organized at the sidelines of ADSW events, has provided the opportunity to introduce the environment –related Technology and Innovation Pioneers TIP platform. By reviewing success stories which highlight the outputs and the role of TIP platform in supporting innovation and environmental sustainability of the state in general and of Abu Dhabi in particular.

H.E. the Acting Undersecretary of ADDED noted that innovation team's engagement in World Future Energy Summit, represented in joining the panel discussion on exploring solutions that contribute to the coordination of efforts between major corporations, financial institutions as well as private & public sectors, in order to support startups and entrepreneurs.

He pointed out that innovation team has reviewed efforts of the TIP platform in supporting inventors through adopting inventions addressing the challenges of health, environment and renewable energy sectors, within the panel discussion. Noting that TIP award in the environment area is directed at incubating top Innovations which focus on creating solutions to address environment sector's challenges through patents and proof of concepts of startups in technology, under  specific environment disciplines. 

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