Umm Al-Quran University, represented by the Institution of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Wadi Makkah for Technology, displayed its experience in innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups during its participation in the National Festival for Science and Technology in Dubai 2019, in its third edition. The activities of the festival began on Thursday, 25 Jumada Al-Awwal, 1440 A.H., in Dubai, under the emblem, ‘An Advancement towards the Future’. It was organized by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates, and lasted for five days under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
Umm Al-Qura University was chosen in the National Festival for Science, Technology and Innovation from among the Saudi universities to participate with its outstanding experience in this regard. This participation included two presentations. The first one was offered by the Chief Executive Officer of Wadi Makkah for Technology, Dr. Faisal Allaf. The second presentation was offered by the Dean of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Muwaffaq Uraijah. This took place in the presence of the UQU Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Hani Ghazi, on behalf of His Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University.
The seminar was attended by officials from the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates to discuss the aspects of future cooperation between the two sides in order to share the experience of Umm Al-Qura University and Wadi Makkah for Technology.
The Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship and the Deputy Chairman of Wadi Makkah for Technology, Dr. Hani bin Othman Ghazi, praised the participation in the festival. He also praised the support of His Excellency Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, President of the University, toward the Wadi Makkah for Technology and the innovation and entrepreneurship system to make Umm Al-Qura University one of the pioneering universities in the world.