Sharjah24: With the countdown to the launch of the activities of the second edition of the M.E.N.A. Innovation Technology Transfer Summit (MITT), to be held on the 27th October, organized by the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, the Park is completing its preparations for this largest Technology transfer event in the region, which brings together global investors, government and private sector representatives, experts, businessmen, academics and other stakeholders for an immersive experience in knowledge exchange, business presentation and networking.
This global summit consolidates the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in strengthening Sharjah’s position as a global capital for scientific research and knowledge.
The summit will discuss the patterns of technology transfer in the MENA region, its opportunities and challenges, how to achieve the set goals, and how it can contribute to the region's economic growth and long-term stability.
This summit will serve as a link between Sharjah and a number of major cities around the world over a full day of discussions on the best ways to shape the future of innovation and strengthen the foundations of sustainability, with the participation of a large number of international investors, government representatives, representatives of the private sector, in addition to a number of experts, entrepreneurs and academics. In the areas of technology and innovation, the sessions will also discuss many topics that have been identified on the summit’s agenda, as the Middle East Summit on Innovation and Technology Transfer has a rich program and substantive discussion sessions that include:
Technology transfer status update.
The panel of experts will discuss the patterns of technology transfer in the MENA Region, its opportunities, challenges, how to achieve the allocated goals and how it can contribute to the region’s economic growth and long-term stability.
region startups contribution to science and innovation.
Insights and lessons learned from experienced founders from science and technology-oriented startups on how to navigate the path between academia, government, and the private sector. Discover how startups are turning scientific discovery into real-world solutions.
The Middle East IP ecosystem status update.
In today’s technology and knowledge-driven economy, the IP Ecosystem is fostering innovation in the Arab Region. Listen to our panel of experts discuss the key role IP plays in the management of research and development and enhancing a vibrant technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship.
The Role of Government in Technology Transfer
In today’s world, the complex processes of technology transfer and commercialization are intertwined with government policy, academia and the market. Explore with our panel of experts the critical role government plays along the innovation pathway to promote and support the successful transfer of technology.
Best practices and use cases in technology transfer
Common patterns can be clearly identified when analyzing the best technology-transfer practices of a broad cross-section of government entities, private and academia. Listen to and take away valuable lessons from the best practices and use cases in technology transfer from our partners.
Among the most prominent speakers at the summit were Dr. Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi the present Minister of State for Foreign Trade, and his excellency omar bin sultan al olama Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.And Stan Chen, CEO & Co-Founder at RecycleGO.
Dirk Fransaer, Managing Director at VITO. Rose Mwebaza, Director at Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). Jan Mertens, Chief Science Officer at Engie.
Hicham Bouzekri, Director of R&D and Industrial Integration at MASEN
John Kamara, Director of Machine Learning, Institute of Africa & Co Founder, Ada Lab
Abdurrahman (Aba) Khalidi, Chief Technology Officer at GE Gas Power EMEA, Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology , Dr. Juan Sanchez, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Najla Ahmed Al-Midfa, Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa). Yulia Stark, president of the European Women’s Association, international keynote speaker, board member and a serial entrepreneur. Majid El Bouazzaoui, President of OFEED, Morocco. Roberto croci, managing director of microsoft for startups in the middle east and africa region. Ghada Elkeissi, Head of Professional Services, Public Sector covering Middle East and Africa region . Omar Obeidat, Partner, Head of Competition and Intellectual Property.
About this summit, His Excellency Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTI Park, said, "We are pleased to organize and support such kind of technology conferences to emphasize the role of Sharjah and its importance as a scientific and research center for everything new in the world of innovation and development and to work within our philosophy based on developing the human element and the role played by educational institutions in this axis, this summit will also enable us to reach a large base of speakers and scholars specialized in various disciplines to reach solutions and develop technological accelerators for most fields and industries, because it represents an international platform on which experts from the private sector, government sectors and academia meet.
“Our aim is also to contribute to the innovation and creation of new business opportunities, projects and technologies. We look forward to applying its outputs on the ground to support the position of the Emirate of Sharjah and the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex as a prominent platform for innovation, reflecting the rational trends of the government in the country. He added that the Middle East has become the world's fastest growing market for business and technology transformation,” he added.
October 17, 2021 / 4:25 PM
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