DEWA’s Innovation Centre launches 2nd batch of 'Cleantech Youth Programme'

DUBAI, 4th August, 2022 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) 's Innovation Centre has launched the second batch of the Cleantech Youth Programme. The programme aims to attract talented young energy leaders from different sectors and expand their skills and knowledge in clean and renewable energy and entrepreneurship.

The programme comprises a wide range of training workshops, specialist education sessions, and field visits to accredited institutions with the participation of academics, specialists and experts from several schools, universities, start-ups, and local and global organisations.

It sheds light on different fields of clean energy and the uses of disruptive technologies. The second batch of the programme witnessed the participation of 25 graduates or those pursuing university degrees in 15 different majors, including engineering or science fields, at 13 accredited academic institutions in the UAE. It attracted 145 applications.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said, "DEWA has launched several innovative programmes for the youth to instil a culture of innovation. We provide the youth with needed information, knowledge, and technologies and help them to develop innovative solutions that enhance clean and renewable energy systems. This also speeds up the sustainability and power transformation process."

He added that DEWA's Innovation Centre is a global platform for renewable and clean energy innovations that shape the future of sustainable energy worldwide. It supports the vision of wise leadership to strengthen investments in promising capabilities and potential. This consolidates the competitiveness of Dubai and the UAE and their role as a platform that encourages innovation, a destination for innovators and an incubator for creative minds from around the world.

"Through the Innovation Centre, DEWA strives to strengthen the skills of the next generation of innovators and experts in clean technologies while focusing on skilled Emiratis and nurturing them. The Cleantech Youth programme aims to empower youth to lead the world towards a sustainable future as well as inspire, educate, develop and connect the youth," said Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA.

Dr Aaesha Alnuaimi, Director of the Innovation Centre at DEWA, said that the first batch of the programme witnessed a huge turnout. The programme graduated 25 youth leaders from across all UAE universities who presented innovative projects during the programme.