Summer Innovation Camp 2022 for schoolchildren will be launched at the Sharjah Innovation Complex early next month

To explore emerging technologies and acquire skills for future careers

Al Mahmoudi: We invite parents to register their children and give them the opportunity to participate in these innovative empowerment programs

Sharjah – The Summer Innovation Camp 2022 for schoolchildren will be launched in its second season at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex from 3 July to 25 August, as the complex announced the start of registration and received applications for enrollment, as the doors of its laboratories are open to schoolchildren of the age groups of 12-17 years, during their holidays Summer camp through a summer camp that allows participants to explore fun technical skills, learn new topics and learn innovative futuristic skills to very high-tech try equipment and workshops specializing in design processes to shape innovative products, and develop skills in various areas: such as 3D printing, laser cutting, robotics, and many more. From concept creation to prototype development, collaborators will be trained to work in teams using creativity. in investigating and solving problems that could make a difference in the world.

The many leading programs also include workshops on six different topics in emerging technologies (design and manufacturing skills, programming, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, robotics and green technology).

These workshops are held at the Sharjah Open Lab for Innovation (SoiLAB), and registration for these courses is via the link: https://soilab.ae/, in addition to contacting the complex’s number (065022000), with the opening of the headquarters of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex, designed according to Best Practices and the highest international standards used in the construction of modern technology parks, the Middle East Test Center for Smart Manufacturing or what is called additional manufacturing , and the business center of the “Maker Space” complex, called “Sharjah Open Innovation Lab – SOILAB”, was launched as the first incubator for start-ups and innovative businesses in Sharjah, to serve as a conducive environment for creativity and innovation serve by providing a space that allows the community of practitioners to exchange materials and learn new skills and focus on engaging participants in learning content, a mother kidney that will allow schools and universities to be part of this project.

The idea of ​​the laboratory is aimed at providing students, researchers and innovators with the latest technologies and modern and innovative machines in various different fields and specializations, at a nominal cost, in addition to bringing international companies in those sectors in one place. to lok.

This project is a translation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Court Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to provide a suitable environment for creativity and innovation by creating an attractive and sustainable complex, and to support, encourage and develop the innovation system to the country’s promote position as a global destination in the field of research and technology by linking the efforts of private sector institutions, government agencies and academic institutions to support applied scientific and technological research to carry out investment activities and support. the country’s orientations towards a knowledge economy.

His Excellency Hussain Al Mahmoudi, Executive Director of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex, in turn invited parents to take the initiative to enroll their children in this technical camp to give them the opportunity to join this empowering and participate in innovative programs. that they can see future careers through the advanced industrial technologies offered by the laboratory that represent the vocabulary of the industrial revolution.

Al Mahmoudi added, “The introduction of such technical camps and training workshops is part of the complex’s strategy, which operates in accordance with best practices and the highest international standards used in the construction of technology parks, as it focuses on multiple axes. , including water technology, environmental technology, renewable energy, transportation technology and information technology, industrial design and architecture, and work to support national industries that fall under these axes.

“It is based on an ambitious vision to enhance the presence of the UAE as a major player in shaping the characteristics of the digital revolution, technological transformation and economic openness, which offers a competitive advantage to the elite of the UAE. leading companies, attracting the best brains. and creative talents to carry out research and innovative activities that support the wheel of comprehensive development in the Arab world and worldwide. “

Attention is currently turned to the complex for its expected role as an economic catalyst for knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, emphasizing the role of the UAE as a global center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution by contributing to the formation of the characteristics of future sectors, especially robots, drones, 3D printing and self-driving, as well as paving the way for scientific, applied and technological research into the “Internet of Things” and big data.

Through its relationships with the most prestigious universities and international institutions, the complex has taken a model in research and development to create a world-class innovative research environment, focusing on a number of priorities in our work, namely: water technology, renewable energy, environmental technology, transportation technology, information technology, industrial design and architecture.

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