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Following the success of UAE Innovation Week 2015 and 2016, UAE Innovation Month was announced to celebrate “innovation” across the nation. The Month-long 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 Innovation Month 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.
UAE Innovation Month will take place during the month of February of every year starting from February 2018. The activities in every Emirate will go as per the following schedule:
  • Abu Dhabi – 1-7 February
  • Ras Al Khaimeh & Fujairah – 8-14 February
  • Sharjah, Ajman, Um Al Quwain – 15–21 February
  • Dubai – 22–28 February
Activities are taking place in each emirate across the UAE touching upon different themes such as exhibition showcases of innovative products and services, the launch of new national initiatives, hackathons and competitions, interactive programs such as labs and workshops, engaging talk sessions, fun evening activities in public places, and many more!
Find out about activities happening across the UAE by visiting: uaeinnovates.ae
The UAE Innovation Month is taking place in different areas across the UAE. The activities in every Emirate will go as per the following schedule:
  • Abu Dhabi – 1-7 February
  • Ras Al Khaimeh & Fujairah – 8-14 February
  • Sharjah, Ajman, Um Al Quwain – 15–21 February
  • Dubai – 22–28 February
Most activities during UAE Innovation Month are open for everyone to attend. There may be some invitation-only activities, which will be indicated on the Month’s official program.
By visiting the UAE Innovation Month website: www.uaeinnovates.gov.ae
No registration is typically required to attend UAE Innovation Month activities. Simply walk in and enjoy the festivities. There may be some invitation-only activities which will be indicated on the Month’s official program.
No fee is required to attend UAE Innovation Month activities. There may be some invitation-only activities which will be indicated on the Month’s official program.
Any federal and local government entities, educational institutions, as well as private sector companies based in the UAE can participate in UAE Innovation Month with no required participation fee.
They can simply submit an online application form by visiting uaeinnovates.ae
Participating entities are encouraged to organize any type of activity such as exhibitions of innovative products and services, the launch of new national initiatives, hackathons and competitions, interactive programs such as labs and workshops, engaging talk sessions, fun evening activities in public places, or any other innovative ideas that will define UAE Innovation Month as one of the most important events in the UAE.
As participating entities own their activities, they should decide on the length of their respective events, as long as they fall within UAE Innovation Month and in line with the schedule of activities in every Emirate.
There are no specific places for UAE Innovation Month as participating entities are responsible to choose their own locations to showcase their “innovations”. Activities can take place at the entities’ headquarters, customer service centers, in a public space of their choosing, or even online.