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Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation announces strategic tie-up to enhance global reach of UAE Drones for Good Award

posted on 18/11/2015: 2629 views

Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, paving the way for the second year of their strategic partnership on the UAE Drones for Good Award.

The tie-up with the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology comes as part of the foundation's efforts to promote the UAE's leading position in the field of advanced technologies at both regional and international levels.

The MoU was signed by Saif Al Aleeli, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation and Coordinator General of the UAE Drones for Good Award, and Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat, Chair of IEEE Region for Europe, Middle East, and Africa Chapters Coordination Committee.

The Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation has been working towards expanding the scope of the UAE Drones for Good Award, the most prominent award of its kind in the world, through cooperative efforts with government entities, the private sector, international organisations and academic institutions. It has also enabled opportunities for direct communication between owners of innovative projects and businessmen, companies, organisations and business incubators interested in employing drone technology in civilian applications.

Based on the MoU, the IEEE will promote the second edition of the UAE Drones for Good Award during its various activities and events with the aim of raising awareness about the award at the local and international level. The IEEE will also encourage participation in the award, providing an opportunity for innovators to develop their projects with the support of IEEE's extensive network of more than 430,000 members from more than 160 countries around the world.

Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Saif Al Aleeli said, "This partnership is a new step in Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation's strategy to enhance the status of the UAE Drones for Good Award as an annual platform to highlight the most prominent innovations in the field of drone technologies to serve humanity. It will help achieve the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the culture of innovation and strengthen the UAE's position as a regional and global hub of innovation and new technologies."

Al Aleeli added, "Our partnership with IEEE for the second year aims to take advantage of the available opportunities provided by the award and the extensive expertise of IEEE to enhance the global reach of the award among experts, researchers and specialists."

Dr. Roberto de Marca, IEEE President, said, "IEEE is pleased to work with the Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation on the outstanding UAE Drones for Good Award, and to be a strategic partner in the inaugural UAE AI and Robotics for Good Award."

He added, "Extraordinary work is being undertaken for the benefit of humanity in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and drones, both within the UAE and around the world. There were several exceptional projects in last year's UAE Drones for Good Award. I look forward to seeing more of them this year, across both national and international competitions." – Emirates News Agency, WAM -


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