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MBRSC, HCT commence work on milestone HCT-SAT 1 project Image Dubai Media Office

MBRSC, HCT kick-off landmark student-led HCT-SAT 1 project

This Earth-observation cubesat, a miniaturised satellite measuring just 10cm x 10 cm x10 cm, is slated for launch by the end of 2024


Stay competitive in a chaotic 2024: Here’s how to build corporate resilience

Navigating a dynamic global economy requires a proactive strategy that not only helps endure disruptions but empowers firms to stay resilient in adversity

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Saudi Arabia wins bid to host World Expo in 2030

The kingdom will host the global event from October 2030 until March 2031

Emirates Group launches innovation majlis Image Emirates Group

Emirates Group unveils new Innovation Majlis

The majlis will showcase the latest in robotics, hyper-reality, holograms, 3D printers and other advanced technologies

aerial taxi vertiports prototype approved by Sheikh Mohammed. Sheikh Mohammed at the RTA stand at WGS

Sheikh Mohammed approves design for ‘flying taxi’ vertiports

The initial network of vertiports will connect four main areas of Dubai: Downtown Dubai (Burj Khalifa area), Dubai Marina, Dubai International Airport and Palm Jumeirah

Revealed: Winners of the Gulf Business Awards 2022

The awards celebrated stalwarts and companies from across the region’s business landscape

Roland Berger and Start-Up Nation Central partner to tap opportunities in the GCC

The organisations will collaborate on strategic initiatives to promote business agreements between Israeli companies and GCC-based government and commercial entities

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Abu Dhabi’s Zayed University signs MoU with Injazat for student-led edtech projects

The collaboration will enable students to research and evaluate the use of AI in diagnosing learning difficulties among other areas

Here’s how Israel is changing the way we travel

Nicknamed as ‘the startup nation’, Israel stands out as one of the world’s most innovative countries. But how did it become a technological behemoth and a hub for IT corporations?

Elad Levi, Netafim

Driving the future of farming with innovation

Irrigation technology centres on delivering water and nutrients to plants in a precise and efficient manner, enabling optimal growing conditions and higher yields with minimum use of resources

Abu Dhabi taxis to now accept PayBy digital payments

Drivers will receive payment success incentives to promote the new cashless transactions

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Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region

UAE’s Mashreq to use Oracle’s Transaction Banking platform

The platform is expected to help Mashreq respond more efficiently to the funding needs of local businesses and address capital diversification too

New space technology centre to be set up in Abu Dhabi

One of its main objectives will be to build capabilities and create a technical space hub in the UAE

Startupbootcamp establishes regional headquarters at Dubai’s DIFC

FinTech ranked first in the region for deals ahead of e-commerce and transport and logistics

Intel to delay shipping its next-generation chips until 2022

Outsourcing manufacturing would mark a major shift in Intel’s business model

Smart city projects receive public stamp of approval

Majority of citizens of global cities support facial recognition to fight crime

Omantel taps Ericsson to expand 5G across the sultanate

Telco to connect the Salalah, Nizwa and Surto areas to high-speed 5G network

Faces to watch: Game-changers in the regional tech industry

As organisations across the private and public spectrum in the GCC march ahead with digital and technology-centric transformations, we highlight the regional game-changers and stalwarts that are leading the charge

Dubai to launch world’s first court tech incubator

The initiative aims to strengthen judicial systems through technology

Saudi’s Misk Innovation launches accelerator programme with 500 Startups

The partnership will aim to boost entrepreneurship in the kingdom

UAE companies becoming more innovative, reveals survey

But findings by EGA show that many staff feel innovation is the sole responsibility of executives

Innovation: Mobile Aid founders Khalid and Essa Sharaf

The Emirati cousins that aim to make fixing your smartphone as easy as calling for a pizza

How to be on the lookout for healthcare fraud in the UAE

Health insurance fraud is a growing problem and it affects employers, employees and medical practitioners

Dressing up for success – dress rental site Designer-24

One year on, the co-founders of Designer-24 have launched their own marketplace as they eye regional expansion and a wider offering

Second-hand shopping

Shedd is looking to transform the United Arab Emirates’ second-hand fashion market

The innovation gap

Arab economies must embrace innovation or risk being left behind, writes Nasser Saidi