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Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent
Sharjah Book Authority is set to host the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah from Saturday, with the participation of 80 local and federal government organisations, universities, private sector players as well as international companies.
The UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah Committee, in cooperation with the participating government organisations and entities, will host as many as 65 workshops and seminars in various fields and specialised sectors, celebrating the nation’s spirit of innovation and ingenuity and its vision and preparation for a fast evolving future.
A total of 80 organisations and entities are taking part in the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah activities with as many as 48 participations from five universities including the University of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah, Higher Colleges of Technology, Academy of Police Sciences, and Al Qasimia University. There are 32 events that are hosted by Sharjah and the UAE government sector, in addition to private sector companies based in the Emirate.
The UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah celebrates the spirit of innovation and creativity highlighting the most recent big ideas, innovations and latest technological advancements that have contributed to the development and enhancement of the government work system in the Emirate.
Top international companies and technology giants like IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, PWC, Dell Technologies, SAP, Huawei, Amazon, Twitter, OpenSUSE, Scientific Business Solutions (SBS), Tekler, Russian Centre of Digital Innovation & ICT and ThynkBlynk are taking part in the festival of innovation and will be conducting workshops.
Sultan Ali Bin Butti Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Sharjah Executive Council, stressed that the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah supports the culture of innovation and creativity in the Emirate and establishes the foundations of scientific and innovative thinking to find solutions that accelerate the wheel of sustainable development in Sharjah and the UAE.
The UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, hosted by the Sharjah Book Authority, came to a close on Friday. The event drew the participation of local and federal government entities,
Sheikh Salem Bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ruler’s Office, on Monday visited various stands and activities, showcasing the best of innovations and creative new ideas developed and offered by various government organisations, universities and local and international companies as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, being held from Feb.8-14 at the Sharjah Book Authority.
Participants said such an app, developed in the UAE, would open direct communication channels with psychologists, social workers and education officials. They also called for cooperation between stakeholders to establish anti-bullying committees and raising the awareness of school students.
Signalling a landmark achievement for the UAE publishing sector, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and Ingram’s Lightning Source have signed an agreement to bring the world’s best print-on-demand (POD) service to Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPCFZ).
This was done through two tents, one for men and one for women, that were equipped to take into account precautionary measures including social distancing.
Four civil defense teams were at the site trying to douse the fire.
The initiative comprises a WhatsApp number (050-4068222 ) through which women can get in contact with mental health practitioners.