DUBAI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Tuesday launched the UAE University Science and Innovation Park at the university’s campus in Al Ain.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai unveiled a plaque at the park, described as a-first-of-its-kind research hub and student innovation incubator.
Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of co-ordination and interaction between the public and private sectors to pursue development and attract the largest number of creative minds who have innovative ideas in different scientific streams and specialisations such as the environment, health, education, space and engineering.
“Such inventions will have a positive impact on the development of our state and enable it to compete globally in fields of research, invention, education and knowledge.
“As leaders, we believe in the ability and enthusiasm of our young generation for advancing the UAE’s place internationally. We promise them that they will be at the centre of our attention, follow-up and unflinching support so as to catapult them into a bright future,” added Sheikh Mohammed, emphasising that patience, determination and persistence are the most effective instruments of geniuses in innovation and invention.
During his tour Sheikh Mohammed also inspected projects by students from UAE University, Khalifa University and Abu Dhabi Police, which were on display as part of UAE Innovation Week.
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed; Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Dr Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, UAEU Chancellor; Dr Mohamed Albaili, UAEU Vice Chancellor; Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality, and a number of senior education officials also attended the event, reported Wam, the state news agency.