At Innovation Live!, international and local leaders came together to share the best practices and offer insights to foster innovation in the UAE. The inaugural event, Innovation Live!, in association with Dubai Chamber is an official anchor of this week’s widely celebrated UAE Innovation week, and aims to support the National Innovation Strategy and the UAE Vision 2021.
H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “With this Innovative Live! Summit we aim at creating a systematic platform for the private and public sectors to collaborate and work closer together to achieve Dubai’s vision of becoming the world’s most innovative city. The local business community has realized the importance of innovation, and is now actively working to improve research and development capacities and adopt new technologies but the need also is to invest more into skills and resources and create a corporate culture that encourages innovative thinking. As a representative of the private sector, Dubai Chamber has launched several initiatives to put businesses on the right track to developing their own innovation strategies including the Innovation Index to stimulate innovation and global practices within the local business community as well as the Dubai Chamber Innovation Lab and the DubaiStartupHub, both of which have been essential to supporting and growing the local entrepreneurial and SME ecosystem,”.
Bibop G. Gresta, HyperloopTT Co-Founder and Chairman, said “We are delighted and honored to be a part of Innovation Live! — working together to find solutions in the sustainable energy, smart cities, transport education, healthcare, and industrial diversification sectors. Innovation and collaboration are at the heart of HyperloopTT — from the history of our beginning to our structure to our methodology, we are focused on creating meaningful solutions to deliver a wide spectrum of game-changing technological breakthroughs. Our participation in Innovation Live! underscores our belief at HyperloopTT in the importance of public-private collaboration in order to drive continuous innovation.”
Guy Kawasaki, Apple Fellow and Silicon-Valley based Author Innovation Evangelist and Entrepreneur talked about embracing the art of innovation and emphasized the importance of starting to make a meaning of the things we would like to change and give 100% to it thereby fostering an innovation.