Ajman-UAE: Ajman University (AU), committed to innovation as one of its core values, has organized the third edition of the much-awaited Demo Day.
The exhibition, run by the AU Innovation Center at Sheikh Zayed Center, not only features 32 pavilions, but more importantly gives the floor to 22 new inventions.
Dr. Abdulhaq Al-Nuaimi, Vice-Chancellor for Communication and Community Affairs, said the annual Demo Day is an incredible showcase of innovation, excellence, and social impact.
“The Demo Day serves as a proof that the journey from ‘concept to market’ is worth taking.”
This extraordinary opportunity for ‘startups’ to ‘rev-up’ is due, in part, to the expertise of Ajman University Innovation Center’s Advisory Board, he added.
“The AU Innovation Center has exceptionally translated technologies and ideas into commercially viable and scalable ventures, significantly contributing to economic development, job creation, and youth empowerment.”
Records show that the Centre, since its inception in 2016, has completed four incubation cycles; accelerated 82 startups; organized 62 workshops; provided more than 840 hours of mentoring, he disclosed.
“The incubated startups have generated around AED 6.5 million in revenue and created 40 jobs.”
Announcing the participation of 22 startups’ achievements, Dr. Chuloh Jong, Director, AU Innovation Centre, said the Demo Day is meant to boost innovation and let all participants experience it in some of its highest forms.
“Innovation is the process of transforming ideas into value. At its core, innovation has the capacity to disrupt the existing winners in the market, reconstruct the mechanisms of society by reducing and even removing barriers to access.”
The Exhibition saw the presence of Sheikh Obaid bin Suhail Al Maktoum, Sheikh Humaid bin Abdullah Al-Mualla, Dr. Ali Muhammad Al-Mazem, H.H. Sheikha Noora Humaid Al Nuaimi, Director of Ajman X, and Ms. Ohoud Ali Shehail, Director General of Ajman Digital Government.
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