Dubai Quality Group (DQG), in association with Team Power International, is accepting submissions from local government entities, NGOs, and private sector companies in the UAE for the third cycle of the UAE Innovation Award.
Launched in 2016, the award, which strongly supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy, is one of the latest initiatives under DQG, a nonprofit organization set up by Dubai Economy in 1994 to promote excellence and innovation in the region.
The award has now widened participation to include applications from revenue-generating local government entities, in addition to private sector companies and NGOs.
Top performing organizations will be announced and appreciated at an awarding ceremony in February 2020, coinciding with UAE Innovation Month.
Submissions to the award will close on Nov. 14, and organizations interested in applying this year are invited to attend a complimentary awareness session on Oct. 17.
Hassan Omar, chairman of DQG, said: “The UAE Innovation Award is the latest strategic initiatives of DQG, and we are pleased to announce the third cycle of the award under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum.”
Fatma Buti Al-Mheiri, chair of UAE Innovation Chapter, said: “The UAE Innovation Award this year has opened submissions to revenue-generating local government entities and NGOs, in addition to private sector companies, thus spreading the benefits of the award on a wider scale. The award framework and criteria have been designed based on world-class innovation concepts and best practices and will be an excellent tool for companies to assess and raise their innovation level. By spreading innovation culture, we are pleased that the UAE Innovation Award will significantly contribute to the achievement of the national innovation strategy aimed at making the UAE one of the most innovative nations in the world.”