Mohammed bin Rashid Launches First Future Labs Ever

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai said that the UAE has set a pioneering role model in designing the future thanks to its proactive strategies and ability to plan for and forecast changes and developments in major economic and technological sectors.

His Highness’s remarks came during the inauguration of a four laboratories, that forecast the future of key UAE sectors.

His Highness said “Today, we have launched four innovative labs that will focus on predicating the future of aviation, energy, block chain and entrepreneurship. Our end goal is to make these labs a hub for launching future-oriented innovations that will eventually upgrade our business and service sectors,”.

These labs will support the UAE Centennial Plan 2071 and will lay the foundations for building a global centre to test future innovations of the country.

The lab has teams of five of the world’s largest aviation companies including Emirates, Airbus, GE, Thales and Collins Aerospace, and aims to support scientific research and engineering projects and will highlight future ideas and innovations in the aviation sector.

The lab will launch a range of challenges to develop solutions in partnership with the public and private sectors, such as a challenge for reducing carbon emissions generated by the aviation sector by 87 per cent to reach 15 grammes of CO2 per kilometre per passenger by 2030.

His Highness also called on all government entities to adopt the concept of future-forecasting labs in order to help develop national cadres, and engage them in the implementation of future strategies, as well as enhance their contribution to the country’s economy.

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