UAE Innovates
2022 Case Studies

The UAE Innovates Award was launched in February 2021 to celebrate innovative individuals and organizations in the UAE. This goes in line with the UAE’s continuous efforts to support innovative ideas and their application in the government sector and to promote the position of the UAE as one of the most innovative countries worldwide. In its 2022 edition, the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation Awarded the following innovations:

Most Innovative Community Services

Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority
Child Insights System Program

ECA commenced the Abu Dhabi Child Insights System program in partnership with key government stakeholder partners by bringing together a collaboration of technology partners to create the UAE’s first integrated, cross-sectoral child data hub. Today, the Abu Dhabi Child Insights System Program and its data use case insights have resulted in a better understanding of certain challenges impacting children.

Most Innovative Use of Resources

Ajman - Department of Finance Forsan Robots

Harnessing the robotic programs to automate the procedures for preparing and controlling the implementation of the government’s general budget and all government departments benefited from it.

Most Innovative Disruptive Project

Dubai Customs
Custom Dolphins

A remote controlled high-speed auto dolphin on the sea surface with a controlled camera from top or down It is a smart water drone and it take the shape of dolphin for easy movement in the water to monitor the ships movement in the waiting area and the dolphin broadcasts live images and videos and send it to the control room.

Most Innovative Digital Transformation

Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
The E-connected Healthcare Model

The innovation is represented in the development of the “E-connected Healthcare Model,” an innovative operational model that integrates the digital systems containing key medical data across the public and private sectors. Through this integration of data and operations, DHA was able to ensure the availability of sector-wide, accurate, and real-time data that supported decision-making at the individual and societal levels during the pandemic and afterward.

Most Innovative Government Process

Telecommunication and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TRDA)
API Marketplace


UAE API Marketplace is considered as quantum leap towards a complete digital transformation for the private sector in UAE. It enables the UAE private sector to provide seamless services for the citizens and residents of the UAE by leveraging on the UAE Government APIs in order to improve the user experience.

Most Innovative Government Process

Ministry of Community Development
Social Integrated Platform for Social Security Services

A smart platform that provides real-time and reliable data of 49 federal and local entities. The platform provides all data related to the customer’s journey to obtain social security services in the State.

Most Innovative Automated Government Procedure

Emirates Health Services (EHS)
AI Dementia Screening Solution

The integrated Cognitive Assessment (ICA) is a 5-minute computerized cognitive assessment tool. The test is software-based, self-administered, and independent of language and education. It is a screening tool for measuring patients’ brain health and streamlining the detection of cognitive impairment in patients 55 years and above.

Most Innovative Disruptive Project

Ministry of Interior
Facial recognition gateway for remote verification and authentication of identities and digital transaction

Building a digital online portal to authenticate digital online transactions and remotely verify and authenticate identities using facial recognition. The portal is currently being used to activate UAE PASS accounts and enables banking sectors to offer bank account opening remotely using facial recognition. Facial recognition service is being adopted by several government entities (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, TDRA, etc.) within their smart service to allow people to access services from anywhere and anytime.