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The Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, an educational institution dedicated to developing the UAE’s future entrepreneurial leaders, has agreed a partnership with Imperial College Business School, part of Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading universities for science, technology, engineering and medicine. The partnership was officially sealed during a signing ceremony held at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the presence of H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Prof. G. ‘Anand’ Anandalingam, Dean of Imperial College Business School; and Prof. Abdullah Abonamah, President of the Abu Dhabi School of Management.

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) will organize the ‘Smart City Start-Up Launch Pad’ program from May 2 to 6, 2015 at its campus in Dubai Academic City. The Smart City Start-Up Launch Pad is designed to help young entrepreneurs who are interested in better understanding the new trends in ‘smart cities,’ so that they can refine or redefine their current business model. The program is based on materials coming from the latest research on innovation and entrepreneurship conducted at INSEAD, Stanford University, Harvard University, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachussets Institute of Technology. However, it is adapted to suit the requirements of Dubai’s ‘smart city’ environment.

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Mona Mirza, the creator of the innovative aesthetic clinic, biolite, is an ambitious entrepreneur celebrating the seventh anniversary of biolite in the Middle East.

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Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, has held the first round of its Business Breakfast Social Investment forum for 2015.

This quarterly event unites representatives from public and private sector institutions from across the UAE that are interested in furthering their social investment or CSR activities.

The forum focused on the topic of social enterprise development and also featured the announcement of the second edition of the Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth (EAAGY).

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