Dubai Internet City Conducts Third Edition of The UAE Awards for Good

Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of TECOM Group, has announced that it has hosted the third edition of the UAE Awards for Good, which took place at the Dubai Internet City Amphitheatre on February 17-18.

The UAE Awards for Good was divided into two competitions – the UAE Drones for Good and the UAE AI and Robotics Award for Good, which were both open to global and regional participants and dedicated to transforming drones, robotics and AI technologies into practical solutions for improving people’s lives today.

Dubai Internet City hosted the UAE Awards for Good for the third consecutive year and has since turned the competition into a source of inspiration and innovation for local start-ups, entrepreneurs and multinational corporations to participate in drone and robotic development. As Dubai continues its journey towards a fully-pledged smart city, drone and robotic technologies can be keys in fostering economic growth through technological advancement. 

In support of the UAE government’s vision of becoming a global hub for innovation and a robust knowledge economy, Dubai Internet City will continue to support such initiatives to attract local and global talent essential in driving Dubai’s digital transformation. This year’s UAE Drones for Good competition featured 20 selected finalists from the UAE and around the globe to showcase the most creative and innovative usage of drones in providing technological solutions to modern day issues.

On display during the 2-day competition were drone applications for civil defense, search & rescue, healthcare, security surveillance and location delivery. On the other hand, the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good supported innovation in the artificial intelligence and robotics sector. With 20 selected finalists showcasing during the event, the competition was aimed at encouraging research and innovative solutions that meet existing challenges in the fields of health, education and social services.

“Drone development for good in the UAE has continued to be on the rise and for good reason. Dubai Internet City is lead sponsor and host of the competition in an effort to help drive the National Innovation Strategy and continue to encourage innovation and creativity across various key industry sectors in the UAE. With over 1,600 companies and business partners residing in Dubai Internet City, innovative ideas from the competition can be incorporated into the current workforce to turn these ideas of tomorrow into realities of today. In regards to robotics and AI technologies, they are regarded today as the next step to humanity’s journey towards the future of promoting social good. With over 300,000 employed around the globe in industrial robotics, we are proud to be providing a first of its kind global platform that focuses on the benefit of society and our local business ecosystem,” said Ammar Malik, Executive Director, Dubai Internet City.

Ammar added: “We are committed to developing the local technology community and supporting start-ups entrepreneurs as well as local and regional ICT companies. Such initiatives will also lead to new and exciting career opportunities for rising IT talents, and become part of the vibrant community that builds connections between industry players and entrepreneurs through continuous collaboration and innovation.”