Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)


About Innovation Arabia

The economic development strategies implemented in the all countries in the regions present research and innovation as key elements increasing the competitiveness. Innovation is a central engine for driving sustainable economic and social development for the region, while economies based on innovation and knowledge can help in promoting greater growth and spur entrepreneurship.

The Arab countries need to embark on a real journey of innovation, and prepare the ground for the rise of the creative revolution, creative class and creative society, for the region to transform their economies into full-fledged knowledge-based economies.

Innovation Arabia Features

Innovation Arabia Video Series

Virtual Conference an Exhibition

U-Start Competition

School Competition



Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Innovation Arabia 14 is held in 22 – 24 February 2021 to address contemporary issues and explores the enormous potential of the Arab countries to accelerate the pace of socio-economic growth and development. The conference also helps spread a culture of innovation throughout the

In its fourteenth edition, Innovation Arabia, the Middle East’s pioneering conference and exhibition is proud to announce Innovation Everywhere.

Innovation Arabia 14 will consist of the following five Subthemes:

  1. Crisis Management and Business Continuity
  2. Smart Future Enablers
  3. Learning for a Better Life
  4. Social Innovation Systems
  5. Virtual Experience Economy:
    This virtual event will take place during the month of February 2020 with a series of scientific presentations, webinars, round tables, workshops, exchanges, social activities and exhibition.


This year, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in partnership with Index for Conferences and Exhibition are organizing Innovation Arabia 14 to highlight the new platforms of innovation and to respond to the challenges faced by universities, business and government organizations.

As the world of work has been deeply affected by the global Coronavirus pandemic. There was a threat to public health, economic and social upheavals threaten the livelihoods and long-term well-being of millions of people. The governments, employers and workers have played a key role in the fight against the pandemic by ensuring the safety of people and the continuity of businesses and jobs.

Innovation Arabia 14 will provide a platform for passionate communities aspiring to a new level of success for innovation. They will be able to assess the impact of innovation on organizations and draw a plan for the future expectations of the new generations.

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