The 2022 Summer Innovation Camp for schoolchildren will kick off at the Sharjah Innovation Complex early next month

To explore evolving technologies and gain skills for future professions

Al-Mahmoudi: We invite parents to enroll their children and give them the opportunity to participate in these innovative enabling programs

Sharjah – The 2022 Innovation Summer Camp will kick off for school students in its second season at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex from July 3 to August 25, after the complex announced the start of registration and acceptance of registration applications as doors of his laboratories. are open to school students for the 12-17 age group, during their vacations Summer Camp through a summer camp that enables participants to explore fun technical skills, learn new topics and learn innovative skills in the future to try various high-tech equipment and workshops specializing in design processes to form innovative products and develop skills in several areas: such as 3D printing, laser cutting, robotics and many more. From concept creation to prototype development, collaborators will be trained to work in teams using creativity in exploring and solving problems that can make a difference in the world.

Many distinct programs also include seminars on six different topics in emerging technologies (design and manufacturing capabilities, programming, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and green technology).

These workshops are held in Sharjah Open Lab for Innovation (SoiLAB). Registration for these courses is done through the link: https://soilab.ae/, in addition to contacting the complex number (065022000), with the opening of the headquarters. of Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex, which is designed according to the best practices and highest international standards used in the construction of modern technology parks, the test center of the Middle East for smart manufacturing or what is called additive manufacturing, and the business center of the “Maker Space” complex, called “Sharjah Open Innovation Lab – SOILAB”, was launched as the first incubator for startups and innovative businesses in Sharjah, to serve as a favorable environment for creativity and innovation by providing a space that allows the community. of practitioners to exchange materials and learn new skills and focus on engaging participants in learning content, a way that would allow schools and universities to be part of this project.

The idea of ​​the laboratory aims to offer students, researchers and innovators the latest technologies and modern and innovative machinery in several different fields and specializations, at a nominal cost, in addition to attracting international companies of those sectors in a unified place.

This project is a translation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to provide a conducive environment for creativity and innovation by creating an attractive and sustainable complex, and to support, encourage and develop the innovation system to advance the country’s position as a global destination in the field of research and technology by linking the efforts of private sector institutions, government agencies and academic institutions to support applied scientific and technological research to conduct investment and support activities. the orientations of the state towards the knowledge economy.

For his part, His Excellency Hussain Al Mahmoudi, Executive Director of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex, invited parents to take the initiative to enroll their children in this technical camp to give them the opportunity to participate in these empowering and innovative programs. that they can see future professions through the advanced industrial technologies offered by laboratories representing the vocabulary of the industrial revolution.Fourth.

Al Mahmoudi added, “The launch of such technical camps and training seminars is part of the strategy of the complex, which operates in accordance with the best practices and highest international standards used in the construction of technology parks, as it focuses on several axes, including:

Water technology, environmental technology, renewable energy, transportation technology, information technology, industrial design and architecture, and works to support national industries that fall under these axes.

“It is based on an ambitious vision to increase the UAE’s presence as a major player in shaping the features of digital revolution, technological transformation and economic openness, offering a competitive edge to attract the elite of leading companies, the most minds mira. and creative talents to carry out research and innovative activities that support the wheel of inclusive development in the Arab world and globally.

Currently, attention is being focused on the complex for its expected role as an economic catalyst for knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, emphasizing the UAE’s role as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, contributing to the shaping of sector specifics. future, especially robots. , drones, 3D printing and self-propelled transport, as well as pushing the path of scientific, applied and technological research into the “Internet of Things” and big data.

Through its relations with the most prestigious international universities and institutions, the complex has taken a model in research and development, to create an innovative world-class research environment, focusing on a number of priorities in our work, namely: water technology, renewable energy. , environmental technology, transportation technology, information technology, industrial design and architecture.

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