Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2018: The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment recently held the Environment and Business Majlis meeting for 2018, which was hosted at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s headquarters, the Ministry said in a Press communiqué.
The meeting was attended by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, as well as members of the UAE start-up community, the communiqué said.
The meeting, organised by Dubai Startup Hub, was attended by His Excellency Majid Al Shamsi, 1st Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber; His Excellency Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber and representatives of six green start-ups from the UAE, the communiqué further said.
During the meeting, Dr Al Zeyoudi called on entrepreneurs to reach out to government entities in the UAE that can support their growth and development. Dr Al Zeyoudi stressed that innovation and technology play an important role in solving a range of today’s sustainability issues. “Innovation and technology generate a wide range of socio-economic values and create jobs, and therefore, innovation is at the heart of our development agenda to drive our economic diversification objectives,” he said.
Addressing the Minister and participants, Al Shamsi noted that there is huge potential for the UAE start-up community to play a major role in contributing towards the country’s sustainability vision by developing innovative business ideas and solutions that can reshape the future and add value to society, the communiqué elaborated.
According to MOCCAE, the start-ups – Tayar, Wavex, Junkbot, Smart Sensor Devices, Astron, Pure Harvest and EcoSound – were given an opportunity to showcase their projects and solutions in the fields of air quality, food security and energy saving. They also participated in an open and constructive dialogue with the minister, which focused on key challenges they have faced, as well as new business opportunities opening up in the market.