Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, announced the launch of the “MIT Technology Review Arabia” platform. In the launch announcement, Shaikh Hamdan said that rapid developments in scientific fields require the UAE to co-operate with international scientific institutions and stay abreast of major scientific breakthroughs, especially the ones related to future sciences. This is critical to realise the country’s aspiration to be number one in a range of global competitiveness indices.
It was also announced that the MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ award is now open for nominations, the winners of which will be crowned during the EmTech MENA, the region’s version of the most prestigious technology conference, to be hosted for the first time in Dubai on September 23-24. The platform is a joint project between the regional publisher of MIT Technology Review Arabia, Haykal Media, and Dubai Future Foundation. The Arabic version of the magazine issued by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the eighth language translation of the platform.