Mark your calendar: 22nd September 2020. Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), the UAE’s premier research and innovation hub, is organizing the first edition of the MENA Innovation Technology Transfer Summit (MITT Summit), a marathon hybrid summit spanning 14 hours of discussions on innovation, technology transfer and sustainability.
With over 50 international speakers, 5,000 participants from 100 countries, the Summit will bring together global investors, government and private sector representatives, experts, entrepreneurs, academics, and other relevant stakeholders for an immersive experience of knowledge sharing, business showcasing and networking.
MITT Summit is held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in partnership with Women in Tech (Global Movement) MTL connect (Canada) and PauseFest (Australia). The Summit will start at 10am (UAE time) on September 22 to enable representatives from all major time zones to participate during this 14-hour long marathon conference.
Historic summit. Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTI Park, remarked: “MITT Summit is a historic
summit not only because it’s a marathon hybrid summit but it is an international platform that convenes the private sector, government and academia to co-innovate and co-create new business opportunities, new ventures and new technologies.” eir minds together to create a cohesive work
environment. Because collaboration is the most effective path to innovation, they will talk about breaking down silos, building partnerships, and creating collaborative ecosystems.
As the UAE has set forth a historic mission to Mars, the Summit will also talk about the future of Space and how humans can someday colonise the Red Planet. Solving the global disparity in access to technology will also be tackled. Panellists will discuss why equal access to the internet is the key to the prosperity of generations to come, and what actions should be taken to narrow the digital divide.
More experts will talk about building smart cities and discuss how to take the best parts of technology and innovation to build a sustainable global community. Recognising global excellence and leadership Following the Summit is the first-ever MENA Innovation Technology Transfer Summit Awards that will recognize and celebrate excellence and leadership in Innovation and Technology under 3 categories: MITTS Global Award, MENA’s Rising Star and Women in Tech MENA Award.
MITT Summit Global Award will recognize organizations, startups, enterprise, non-profit companies that promote innovation technology and create positive impact in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Winners will receive prizes that include grants, accelerator program and
business residency at the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park.