Wed 11-07-2018 15:44 PM
DUBAI, 11th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has announced the opening of registration for the fourth edition of the TRA Innovation Camp from 15th July to 16th August, 2018.
The camp targets school students from the UAE aged between six and 17 years.
The TRA has adopted a number of technical and information training programmes focussing on three main areas: robotics, artificial intelligence, programming and entrepreneurship. The adoption of these focus areas aims to orient the younger generation towards technological horizons to shape the future and enable them to create innovative ideas.
The TRA's Innovation Camp also seeks to invest in young Emirati minds by focussing on the ICT trends that are in line with the vision of the UAE and developing their technical, life and physical skills to enable a generation capable of advancing development and increasing efficiency and productivity in the UAE.
Commenting on this launch, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the TRA, said, "This camp is part of efforts to prepare the young generation of the nation to deal with innovation as a culture and lifestyle, in line with the directives of our leadership on the need to strengthen national competencies in preparation for the age of artificial intelligence and the imperatives of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR.
"In this context, the UAE seeks to be among the most innovative countries in the world in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the National Agenda, and we, in the TRA, are proud to have adopted many initiatives as part of the government's efforts to support innovation, including this camp that has become an important annual event."
The Project Manager, Moaza Al Shukairi, said, "At its previous sessions, the camp had achieved great success, prompting us to continue searching for various ideas for the new session, while taking into account the geographical distribution and the places where the camp should be located so as to include all the areas of the UAE. Programmes have been developed and major courses have been set for participants to choose from, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, advanced gaming software and young entrepreneurs. All this will be divided into daily groups and training programmes that vary by age group."
The first edition of the camp was launched in 2015 and this year marks the launch of the fourth, to empower, develop, encourage and motivate the future generation.