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15 May, 2017

UOWD team showcases innovative sustainable projects at UAE's first Future Cities Show

UOWD team showcases innovative sustainable projects at UAE's first Future Cities Show

Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), several leading building experts, city developers, architects and

15 May 2017
University's innovative projects trigger interest from key industry players


Dubai - A team of students and academics from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) participated in the UAE’s first ever Future Cities Show 2017, an exhibition which focused on Sustainability, Innovation and Happiness.

Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), several leading building experts, city developers, architects and investors from the public and private sector participated in the three-day show.

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UOWD’s team, consisting of eight students and three academics, had the opportunity to showcase five of their most innovative and sustainable prototypes/systems in the Innovation Zone.  The participating faculty members made three presentations as part of the Innovation Zone workshops, covering advanced research topics related to electric cars, acoustic art, and mobile phone sensing.

The University’s exhibition booth and presentations attracted a large number of visitors, including key role players from the industry and government sectors.

“For the UOWD team, participating in the Future Cities Show 2017 event was a great experience. It allowed us to showcase our innovative work to the greater community and to network with key players from the industry and the government sector. We also learned about the latest developments in relation to smart and sustainable cities”, commented Dr Mai El Barachi, Associate Professor at UOWD.

The Future Cities Show program included various activities such as discussions, workshops and seminars focusing on sustainability, innovation and happiness in the cities of the future.

The students who participated in the event said they valued the experience of presenting their work and networking with people from the industry.

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