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Second $1m Drones Award calls for entries
June 15, 2015
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DUBAI: The Organising Committee of the second edition of the $1 million “UAE Drones for Good Award” has announced that it will start accepting entries for the award from June 15.

The award, which is open to individuals, teams, universities and companies from around the world, also offers Dhs1 million for the winner at the national level. The winners will be honoured at a special ceremony in February 2016 before the fourth Government Summit.

On the occasion, Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the UAE Drones for Good Award, said: “Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE aims to become the global hub of civilian application of drones technology. The award will help develop government services and encourage international talent to innovate and create ideas in partnership with high-level institutions and universities. Through this award, the UAE is offering the opportunity for entrepreneurs and incubators to invest in this area which is set to emerge as a multi-billion dollar sector in the coming years.” Saif Al Aleeli, Coordinator General of the Award, said: “The UAE Drones for Good Award in its second edition will promote it as a global platform for innovative ideas by facilitating the participation of the main players in this sector and organising brainstorming sessions in partnership with universities and research centres locally and globally.”

The UAE Drones for Good Award aims to encourage innovation in the civilian application of drones technology and promote the development of legal frameworks in this area.

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