Dubai Future Academy has announced the launch of the second edition of the Ramadan Pioneer Series taking place during the holy month of Ramadan. In an open discussion format with the audience, the Series aims to share knowledge and expertise from pioneers and thought leaders, working on innovative and futuristic ideas. Speakers range from ministers, government and private representatives, startups and academia.
The list of speakers for this year’s Ramadan Pioneer Series include, HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, HH Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Ali Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, CEO of Al Ihsan Charity Association, Dr. Maryam Matar, Founder and Chairperson, UAE Genetic Diseases Association, Dr. Fatma Taher, Assistant Dean in the College of Technological Innovation and the CEO of Happiness and Wellbeing at Zayed University, Eng. Omran Sharaf, Emirates Mars Mission Project Manager at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, Eng. Rashad Bukhash, Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Society, and others.
These sessions will be held during the evenings and weekends at the first 3D printed office, Office of the future, which houses the Dubai Future Academy. This year’s series offers a unique experience for participants by providing an opportunity not only to attend but also to discuss the topics at hand in an informal majlis setting alongside industry experts and likeminded individuals.
Saeed Al Gergawi, Director of Dubai Future Academy said: “This year, the Ramadan Pioneer Series will shed light on a number of developments and future trends that will have a clear impact on the future of the UAE and the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, the series will allow speakers to talk about their experiences and have an open discussion with the audience on challenges, opportunities and enablers that are being presented by emerging technologies”.
3D Printing & Robotics Summer Camp
The Academy also announced the launch of the second edition of the 3D Printing & Robotics Summer camp, which aims to introduce various applications and technologies of 3D design and printing, robotics and programming along with soft skills such as critical thinking and team work to students between ages 12 and 20, in order to empower them to lead the development process in the future.
Camp activities include free specialized workshops during periods of one to two weeks in the summer using a combination of practical and theoretical activities. A jury will evaluate the final designs and concepts of the participating students, where winners will receive their very own 3D printer.
The participants will be able to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed for the future, apply soft skills to solve a variety of challenges, build social and communication skills, understand 3D printing and its impact on the future. The Camp will further equip participants with programming skills, build robotics sets with 3D printed models, as well as prototype and test a wide range of products.
Dubai Future Academy will also launch its application soon to enable the government sector, private sector and the public to easily register and learn about the academy’s offerings, events and programming. The application will further allow participants to book flagship courses, as well as register for Insights of the Future and the Pioneer Series sessions.
Through the application, participants will be able to select their favorite topics, be notified on the availability of courses and receive better recommendations based on previous attendance, hence enhancing their experience at the Academy.