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)


Innovation Everywhere

22 – 24 February 2021

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.

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About Innovation Arabia

Video Testimonials

  Topic 1

Smart Future Enablers

  Topic 2

Virtual Experience Economy

  Topic 3

Crisis Management And Business Continuity

  Topic 4

Learning for better life

  Topic 5

Social Innovation Systems

Innovation Arabia

Education Video Series

Monthly Video Episodes ( October 2020-February 2021 )

Video Series


Dr. Ahmed Shaban
Senior Consultant – Gov. Services Sector
Prime Minister’s Office – UAE
Murat Ethem Eldem
Senior Director/IoT Artificial Intelligence Solutions
Etisalat Digital
Dr Abdallah Suleiman
Chief Innovation Officer and the Head of Strategy department
Ministry of justice – UAE
Firas Al Hilu
Group IT Director
SRG group, KSA
Seham Elbehissy
General Manager Digital & Connected Cars
Renault Middle East
Stacy Fisher
Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation
Publicis Group MENA
Rami Zahran
Rami Zahran
Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Saudi German Hospital Group in KSA

Innovation Arabia

Virtual Conference and Exhibition

February 22th  – 24th

Mr. Ivano Iannelli
Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence
Arash Dara
Mr. Arash Dara
Group Chief Executive Officer
Lootah Holding LLC
Dr. Sana Farid
Dr. Sana Farid
President & Co-Chair Digital Healthcare
VRAR Association MENA



Mr. Bilal Sabouni
Director, Head of Middle East
N. Africa & Turkey, Guidepoint
Abdelkader Es Slami Houssine
Mr. Abdelkader Es Slami Houssine
Head of Digital Education & Smart Government
Etisalat Digital
HE. Dr. Raja Al Gurg
Vice Chairperson and Managing Director
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC
Eng. Ahmed Abdulrahman Alburkani
Director of Creative Thinking
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

[U-Start] Competition

[U-START] Competition is a nationwide competition for university and school students’ innovative ideas and startups. The competition encourages student entrepreneurs with either an innovative or a business startup idea/prototype to present it to a panel of judges.

Krishnan Gopi
Chief Disruption Officer
GEMS Education
Ibrahim Seksek
MENA and Russia of Startupbootcamp
Essam Disi
Director of Strategy and Policy
Mohammed Bin Rashid Est.


Jury Members

Sponsors and Partners

Strategic Partner
Knowledge Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
[U-START] Prize Sponsor
[U-START] Strategic Partner