Emirates Foundation’s Think Science Fair 2018 kicks off today

DUBAI, Think Science Fair 2018 kicked off on Monday with a focus on the importance of investing in science and technology as the foundation of a knowledge-based, productive and highly competitive economy.

The fair will be held until 18th April at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Emirates Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.

Held by the Emirates Foundation, the fair is a valuable contributor to the national Science, Technology and Innovation, STI, policy goals, committed to encouraging young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, degrees and careers. Through the Think Science Programme and especially the fair, the Emirates Foundation aims to excite youth about the application of science in the modern world, encourage them to pursue their studies in this area, and connect them to businesses looking for STI talent.

Speaking about the Science Fair, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Managing Director of the Emirates Foundation, expressed his gratitude to the UAE leadership for their visionary outlook confirming that the STI Policy established by the leadership is the roadmap to building a better future for generations to come.

This year’s Think Science Fair has a dedicated “Future Science Entrepreneurs platform” where successful Think Science Ambassadors showcase their projects and offer both public and private sector companies the opportunity to explore both investment and incubation opportunities.

Maytha Al Habsi, CEO of the Emirates Foundation, in turn, said, “Science is at the heart of building a knowledge-based economy and at the Emirates Foundation, we remain committed to delivering on the national agenda for science, technology and innovation. Through our Think Science Programme, we aim to foster sustainable innovation based on science and technology, in an attempt to empower the youth to build and drive the UAE’s economy towards sustainable progress and development.”

More than 240 projects representing the work of more than 678 youth are featured at the fair. The participating projects have entered the competition under the guidance of 196 mentors and supervisors from educational institutions across the UAE.

The judging committee for the competition will review and evaluate the projects to determine the winners, at a ceremony on 18th April 2018. A total of 17 prizes will be awarded to students in 13 science categories.

Source: Emirates News Agency