The Ministry of Finance organized the inaugural ‘Youth Innovates’ event at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, which focused on celebrating and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovative thinking within the youth community.

The event was organized as part of the UAE’s Innovation Month initiative, to create a supportive environment for innovation through realizing the National Innovation Strategy objectives, with the aim of supporting the UAE’s goals of becoming one of the world’s leading innovative countries. 

The central theme of the event was based around preparing children for the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI), offering the children who attended the opportunity to learn the basics of coding through gaming, as well as building their own mobile application.

Innovation Month 2018 builds on the resounding successes achieved during UAE Innovation Week in 2017, which saw more than 1,250 innovative activities organised across the UAE, and was subsequently extended to a month-long celebration by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Ministry of Finance full Dubai event schedule includes:

·         Innovation Playground - Feb 23/24, Rise Dubai Creek Harbour

·         Dubai Pop-Up and Mobile Schools - Feb 25- 28, renowned UAE schools and universities

·         Finovate Middle East -  Feb 26-27, Madinat Jumeirah, Joharah Ballroom

·         #ShapeYourFuture: Fair for Future Jobs Feb 26-27, Madinat Jumeirah, Joharah Ballroom

·         Innovation Debate - Feb 27, Madinat Jumeirah, Joharah Ballroom


About Ministry of Finance

The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) was established shortly after the union of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1971, as a federal government entity. MoF is led by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates.

The ministry is responsible for preparing the federal budget for the UAE, as well as a number of additional tasks that include managing government cash flow, promoting fiscal planning, maintaining the international financial interests of the UAE, strengthening the UAE’s competitiveness in the fiscal and economic field and enhancing the culture of innovation in the organizational work environment.


Source: Four Communications