UAE students offer a peek into future challenges

As the whole of the UAE put their best innovative foot forward this week to mark UAE Innovation Week, students from schools across the country are not letting their young age stop them from showcasing their talents.

Future technology entrepreneurs, social innovators, and global problem solvers from Gems schools enjoyed classes, workshops, assemblies, competitions, leadership trainings, and panels focused on applying innovation to bring new ideas to life this week.

Over 5,000 students participated in Global Innovation Challenge hackathons focused on using design thinking to generate solutions using exponential technologies to solve the world’s challenges ranging from disaster resilience to food and shelter shortages.

The challenge is a worldwide competition focused on large scale social innovation and run by Gems Education and Singularity University in Silicon Valley, USA.

Participants from first through 12th grade developed ideas, prototypes and pitches and will spend the next two months further refining their prototypes for the challenge finals to be held on February 4 at Maker Day at Gems Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis.

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