Abu Dhabi Ports is hosting a series of interactive activities to mark UAE Innovation Month 2020, a government-led initiative that seeks to inspire and motivate residents of the emirates to embrace innovative thinking in tackling current and future challenges.
The month-long program is held this year under the theme “The UAE Innovates in Preparation for the Next 50 Years.”
Abu Dhabi Ports said it is well-positioned to share its insights on innovation following a year of innovation-related successes.
The company reported savings and revenues of more than 170 million dirhams ($46.3 million) following the implementation of numerous employee suggestions received via its internal “Ibtikar” suggestions platform as of the end of 2019.
Eiman Al-Khalaqi, vice president of innovation, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Our commitment in contributing to the government’s innovation strategy is paramount. Dedicating our resources toward innovation, research, science and technology to improve business operations is the proven link to nurturing a knowledge-based, highly productive, and competitive economy, ready for the next 50 years.”
Abu Dhabi Ports participated in UAE Innovation Month by displaying its solutions to the public on the capital’s corniche from Jan. 30 until Feb. 8. It is also hosting a wide range of daily events over the month at its Mina Zayed headquarters and Kizad, including an in-house innovation awards ceremony, and guest lectures on AI, facial recognition, blockchain, mind control demos, and design thinking.
Al-Khalaqi added: “Innovation is a fundamental element of Abu Dhabi Ports’ ethos, and our planned activities illustrate our determination to develop a culture of innovation that can significantly refine the way we work. Implementing creative techniques and employing smart sustainable technologies across our assets will empower us to transform our approach to challenges and opportunities.”