DUBAI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has inaugurated the Dubai Future Accelerators scheme, which aims to connect government departments with high-tech firms.
Speaking at the headquarters of the programme at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Monday, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai said its launch marked “a new era for the UAE”.
The scheme, run by the Dubai Future Foundation, aims to position the UAE and Dubai as an international centre for “designing the future”, state news agency Wam reported.
“The UAE embarks on a new era today, one where we establish a government that proactively plans for the future, and sets a future-focused economic example for the world, setting both the plans and the tools to achieve them in the process,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
The programme’s headquarters feature eight “accelerators” or departments, each focusing on the key economic sectors of education, health, infrastructure, transportation, safety and security, energy, technology and finance.
Sheikh Mohammed said the scheme would help the UAE to “build a future-focused economy today, steering investment towards the kind of companies that will define the future and add billions of dollars to the global economy”.