An interactive platform was opened in Dubai to serve as a bridge to a brighter future, according to WAM.
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inagurated 'Area 2071' - a platform to implement the UAE model for future design.
The milestone reflects UAE Centennial 2071 objectives for a better life for future generations with more opportunities to communicate with the rest of the world.
“The interactive platform gathers creative minds, and reflects partnership between the public and private sector, and innovators to develop creative solutions, implement ideas to serve humanity and design a better future for next generations," Shaikh Mohammed said.
He said that Area 2071 reflects the UAE’s ambition to be a key player in building the future, descrbing the futuristic hub as an open laboratory to learn, develop ideas and experiences, and design the future, as well drafting a better future for humanity.
Area 2071 - inspired from Centennial Vision announced in March 2017 - is based on a lecture delievered by Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The aim is to strengthen the country’s reputation and soft power, building Emirati values and ethics for coming generations, and improving the economy’s productivity.
The area will "act as an umbrella" to bring together entrepreneurs, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, and government programmes such as Dubai’s Future Accelerators.
Area 2071 will be the first of its kind in the world, and will serve as an incubator for the future, with global companies, services and laboratories coming together and integrating their efforts to develop innovative solutions and adopt new technology to meet future needs. Think tanks and labs will tackle challenges in various development sectors to accelerate their progress, and to provide a pioneering model for tackling these challenges for both the region and the world.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid was briefed about the projects and initiatives executed by Dubai Future Foundations since its inception two years ago, which included 15 initiatives such as Dubai 10X. He was briefed also about the 'Museum of the Future', and 'The Office of the Future'.