Following the success of UAE Innovation Week 2015 and 2016, UAE Innovates was announced to celebrate “innovation” across the nation. The festival aims to:
- Contribute to strengthening the country's position as a global hub for innovation
- Enhance the development of innovative ideas and capabilities, and creates a widespread culture of innovation
- Celebrate innovation in the UAE and supports the national innovation strategy
UAE Innovates is one of the largest innovation festivals in the world and a consolidated effort by government, the private sector and individuals to help create a widespread culture of innovation in the UAE.