Italy, UAE to launch InnovItalyUAE to boost cooperation

Italy and the UAE will launch September 30 InnovItalyUAE, an initiative to boost cooperation between the two countries covering several sectors including cybersecurity, space research, smart cities, life sciences, food technologies, renewable energy and circular economy.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Dubai Future Foundation will be the Gulf country’s key agents in the initiative that will encompass two sets of events, Arab Finance reports citing state-run news agency WAM.

Six online forums (one per sector) will take place between September and December 2020 with speakers from the academic and business sectors of both countries with the aim of comparing the Italian and Emirati experiences in addressing the common challenges and setting the scope for an increased partnership in the above sectors.

The second set will include six in-presence workshops, to take place in principle in the first half of 2021, with the participation of all the stakeholders, from governments to universities, research centers, companies, startups, incubators and financial entities, to explore more deeply the opportunities of bilateral cooperation and identify specific projects.

Written by