Dubai: The Innovation Centre of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently unveiled the 2nd Batch of the Cleantech Youth Program to attract talented young energy leaders from different sectors and develop their skills and knowledge in clean and renewable energy and entrepreneurship.
The Program offers 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 organizations.
The Cleantech Youth Program introduces different fields of clean energy and the uses of disruptive technologies.
The 2nd batch of the program which attracted applications from 145 interested individuals, 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.
The DEWA MD and CEO further elaborated that, its Innovation Centre is a global platform for renewable and clean energy innovations that shape the future of sustainable energy worldwide. The Centre supports the vision of wise leadership to strengthen investments in promising capabilities and potential.
This move further 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 program aims to empower youth to lead the world towards a sustainable future as well as inspire, educate, develop and connect the youth,” Mr. Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA observed.
1ST BATCH OF THE PROGRAM
Meanwhile, Dr Aaesha Alnuaimi, Director of the Innovation Centre at DEWA, updated that the 1st first batch of the program witnessed a huge turnout where 25 youth leaders from across all UAE universities graduated after presenting innovative projects during the program.