To develop solutions and ideas to address the challenges of vital sectors around the world

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches "Dubai Future Solutions" initiative

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, launched the "Dubai Future Solutions" initiative, which aims to present a series of global challenges in a number of vital fields, with the participation of scientists, designers, technicians, talented people and emerging companies. And technology from all over the world in creating new solutions to overcome the challenges facing vital sectors at the present and what may be emerging from them in the future with the aim of improving human lives.

His Highness stressed that the launch of this initiative comes in compliance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to adopt practices that will accelerate the pace of work and achievement in various fields, and build on the experience of the Dubai Future Foundation in The field of business accelerators, supporting the development and testing of modern innovations, and the transfer of this successful experience from the local level to the global horizons.

His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, said: "We look forward to developing creative ideas for challenges facing major sectors around the world... and accelerating the use of technology in designing the future of these sectors... Our leadership goal is to enhance Dubai's qualitative contributions to the global innovation map."

His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Future Foundation, praised Dubai’s continuous efforts to empower promising talents with tools to design the future, and support those with exceptional ideas and unique innovations to implement their projects and transform them from initial ideas into global success stories, adding that the world is changing rapidly as technology plays an influential role in This acceleration, which necessitates employing it as required to make life more quality and easier, where the beginning is by asking questions and building on their answers to find effective solutions to challenges.

vital sectors

The initiative will include presenting a number of challenges to develop solutions and ideas for the future of energy, transportation, health, artificial intelligence, data and everything that serves the UAE community and the world. The best.

The initiative supports the future directions of the Emirate of Dubai and comes in line with its keenness to combine scientific and global efforts and strengthen fruitful partnerships to achieve its aspirations towards a better future for humanity, and contribute to building a more flexible and future-ready economic system.

On this occasion, His Excellency Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, said: “Dubai, thanks to the forward-looking vision of its wise leadership, offers a leading global experience, based in an important part on embracing innovation, designing the future and encouraging startups to grow, and it has turned into a platform for attracting talent and ideas. From all countries of the world, which contributed to strengthening Dubai's position as an incubator and stimulating environment for the development and implementation of future ideas and projects that serve various vital sectors.

Regarding the initiative that will be supervised by the Dubai Future Foundation, he said: "The Dubai Future Solutions initiative is part of Dubai's direction and its relentless pursuit to develop and design the future, and to provide solutions and ideas for the challenges facing the development of many vital sectors, by inviting all creators and innovators around the world to present their visions and ideas. and their solutions to advance the capabilities of these sectors in the face of the challenges they may face.”

Dubai Future Solutions Initiative

The initiative aims to develop solutions to the most important challenges facing the future of the economy, energy, transportation, health, education, artificial intelligence, data and everything that serves the UAE community and the world.

Through the initiative, which is supervised by the Dubai Future Foundation, a series of questions and challenges will be asked to the community of scientists, innovators, designers, companies, institutions, universities and research centers around the world, to develop solutions, innovate and test the latest ideas and advanced technologies within an integrated innovative environment provided by Dubai.

The Foundation has allocated prizes for successful ideas amounting to a total of $10 million (approximately 37 million dirhams). From Dubai.

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches the "Dubai Future Solutions" initiative, which aims to present a series of global challenges in a number of vital areas.

— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 11, 2021

The first challenge: more efficient batteries

The first challenge within the "Dubai Future Solutions" initiative will focus on qualitative ideas and projects aimed at finding new solutions in the field of developing battery performance and enhancing their capabilities and effectiveness in harsh weather conditions, thus contributing to the use of this technology in various new sectors in terms of challenges such as space, transportation and logistics services. And many more.

The main goal of this challenge is to increase the use of batteries that contribute to supplying human energy in most of his activities, as the world currently depends heavily on the use of batteries, whether in drones, portable devices, or electric cars, and in space exploration, but it is still So far, it relies on ancient techniques developed by scientists centuries ago despite the various technological developments in various fields.

This technological progress has highlighted the need to innovate new and sustainable resources to generate, preserve and store clean energy, which is why many companies and research centers are constantly trying to develop batteries that are cheaper, denser, lighter, and more powerful.

The idea of ​​launching this challenge comes from the need to find solutions to the clearly degraded battery performance in difficult environments or at high and low temperatures.

Exposure to high heat causes long-term damage to the efficiency of batteries.

On the other hand, lower temperatures lead to an increase in the internal resistance of the battery, which requires more effort to charge it, and thus leads to a decrease in its capacity.

Invitation to innovative solutions

This will be the opportunity to participate in the first challenge of "Dubai Future Solutions" from all over the world, and those wishing to participate can send their ideas and projects through the electronic platform:, which includes all the conditions and requirements related to participation, According to the criteria set for the initiative.

A specialized committee will be formed, comprising a group of experts and specialists in various sectors, to evaluate the contributions and projects that will be received.

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