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WETEX 2017 Invites Universities To Participate In The Innovation Hall To Showcase Latest Innovations and Inventions

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited local and international universities to participate in the Innovation Hall, which is organised as part of the 19th Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2017. The exhibition 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, from 23 to 25 October 2017 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition is held under the theme ‘at the forefront of sustainability’.

“The Innovation Hall at WETEX, which will host more than 14 universities, will contribute to the foundations of environmental sustainability. It is in line with the UAE Green Growth Strategy, which was unveiled by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme Green Economy for Sustainable Development, and the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to achieve sustainability, as well as Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy. We invite local and international universities to participate in the WETEX Innovation Hall to showcase their knowledge in environmental issues, and to present their research studies and innovative projects in the fields of energy, water, environment and technology. We look forward to the essential role that universities play in the progress of the energy, environment and water sectors. The participation of universities in the Innovation Hall during the last edition of the exhibition was influential in enriching WETEX; a global scientific platform that brings together scientists, thinkers, innovators, academics and students from all over the world,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Founder and Chairman of WETEX.

“This hall aims to enhance the participation of university students to develop their knowledge of the latest developments in the energy, water and environment sectors. Students will also benefit through participating in events and competitions, and attending seminars offered by international companies and sponsors, highlighting the latest innovations and inventions that serve smart cities and provide a happy life. We believe that creating an environment that stimulates innovation in these vital areas is a joint effort done by DEWA as well as the educational sector in the UAE, especially UAE universities. Hence, this contributes to the advancement of innovation through research, studies and pioneering initiatives,” added Al Tayer.

“The participation of universities in WETEX strengthens its leading position in the list of the world's leading exhibitions in the fields of water, energy, environment, oil and gas, renewable and clean energy. It also promotes student participation, which is one of 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. Participating universities will showcase their practical and innovative research and scientific progress in the vital areas of the exhibition. The Innovation Hall will focus on the latest innovations in energy and water efficiency, technology and green solutions for all sectors of society,” noted Al Tayer.

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The Innovation Hall aims to stimulate innovation and promote environmentally friendly practices and raise the contribution of sustainable solutions to enhance the country's global competitiveness in environmental sustainability. The Hall will feature open-ended panel discussions to provide an overview of the most important innovations and inventions in the traditional and renewable energy sectors, water, environment, oil, gas and related fields over three days. Universities will also have an important role to play in highlighting the latest scientific research trends in these sectors.

The 19th WETEX will be the largest ever since its launch, and will be held under the umbrella of the Green Week, in conjunction with the second Dubai Solar Show, and the fourth session of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), with the participation of leading experts in the fields of energy, finance and business, as well as government leaders and international organisations

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