9 Emi­rati in­al­ists in World Fu­ture En­ergy Sum­mit

The event will be see­ing a di­verse at­ten­dance of over 3,000 en­trepreneurs, in­vestors, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, in­dus­try ex­perts, pro­fes­sion­als and stu­dents

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Nine UAE in­no­va­tors have been se­lected as in­al­ists in the Cli­mate In­no­va­tion Ex­change, CLIX - a World Fu­ture En­ergy Sum­mit ini­tia­tive - and a plat­form that will be hosted by the Min­istry of Cli­mate Change and En­vi­ron­ment, MOCCAE, dur­ing the Abu Dhabi Sus­tain­abil­ity Week 2019.

With nine in­no­va­tions out of 48, these Emi­rati in­no­va­tors rep­re­sent around 19 per­cent of the to­tal in­al­ists.

The di­ver­sity of Emi­rati in­no­va­tions falls within three cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing Sus­tain­abil­ity in Space, Fu­ture of En­ergy, Food and Agri­cul­ture, all of which aim to achieve sus­tain­abil­ity and a bet­ter fu­ture to cur­rent and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions by pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and en­sur­ing the sus­tain­abil­ity of nat­u­ral re­sources.

By al­low­ing these in­no­va­tions to be show­cased dur­ing CLIX, UAE in­no­va­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet busi­ness­men and in­vestors to dis­cuss their in­no­va­tions and seek inanc­ing that could turn them from pi­lot ideas and models into real projects that beneit lo­cal and global com­mu­ni­ties.

Speak­ing on the strong rep­re­sen­ta­tion of home­grown in­no­va­tions at CLIX 2019, Taif Al Amiri, Di­rec­tor of the Gov­ern­ment Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Depart­ment at MOCCAE, said, “The UAE’S vi­sion­ary lead­er­ship in­vests ex­ten­sively in youth, cre­at­ing a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment for the young gen­er­a­tion to in­no­vate.”

“We are proud of the level of in­no­va­tion demon­strated by the UAE par­tic­i­pants. The ideas they pre­sented have the po­ten­tial to en­hance the sus­tain­abil­ity of di­verse sec­tors and con­trib­ute to build­ing a bet­ter fu­ture for cur­rent and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” she added.

Al Amiri noted that CLIX is an out-of-the-box plat­form that fa­cil­i­tates ac­cess to fund­ing for sus­tain­abil­ity so­lu­tions by con­nect­ing in­no­va­tive start-ups with for­ward-think­ing pri­vate sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions that recog­nise the po­ten­tial of in­vest­ing in dis­rup­tive clean tech­nol­ogy.

The projects of some of the in­al­ists in­clude one for build­ing an­ten­nas for a Cube sat op­er­at­ing as trans­duc­ers con­vert­ing ra­dio fre­quen­cies into cur­rent or the op­po­site and in­tended to mon­i­tor red tide waves and de­tect meth­ane and car­bon diox­ide lev­els to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment. An­other is an “Op­ti­mal Man­age­ment of a Mo­bile En­ergy Gen­er­a­tion and Stor­age Sys­tem” that ad­dresses dis­patch and sched­ul­ing prob­lems through an al­ter­na­tive power source to by­pass high de­mand charges im­posed on in­dus­trial cus­tomers dur­ing op­er­a­tions.

There is also a project to de­velop a so­lar-pow­ered drone ca­pa­ble of op­er­at­ing in in­ac­ces­si­ble lo­ca­tions to ex­tin­guish a ire us­ing a laser gun con­tain­ing balls of spe­cial pres­surised chem­i­cals.

This year’s edi­tion of CLIX cov­ers a wide range of in­no­va­tions in­clud­ing ap­plied space tech­nolo­gies for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment on Earth, new en­ergy gen­er­a­tion, stor­age and efi­ciency meth­ods and food sec­tor tech­nolo­gies en­hanc­ing sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture sys­tems such as ver­ti­cal farm­ing, biotech­nol­ogy, and drones and ro­bot­ics.

With a to­tal of 48 se­lected start-up and pre-start-up in­al­ists in­vited to demon­strate their in­no­va­tive ideas and projects, CLIX will at­tract a di­verse at­ten­dance of over 3,000 en­trepreneurs, in­vestors, gov­ern­ment ofi­cials, in­dus­try ex­perts, pro­fes­sion­als and stu­dents.

Crowds gath­ered at New Delhi’s key land­marks, such as the In­dia Gate, to en­joy tra­di­tional Emi­rati dances like Al Ay­ala and other her­itage shows.

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