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Over 350 forward thinkers driving the UAE’s innovation agenda

Activity structure and attendees cross-pollinate to ensure maximum benefit to attendees, participants and partners through content and networking

Exclusive updates from the government on key ongoing and future innovation initiatives, sector KPIs and mores – including Vision 2021, National Innovation Strategy, 10x, Government Accelerators

High opportunity sector updates and opportunities within healthcare, transport, energy, digitalisaton, startup, entrepreneurship, space, waste management and education


Live Hackathon

120+ curated attendees – the Watercooler groups live hack prescribed challenges in a dynamic, engaged process. The groups make transformation possible and accelerate innovation through government and business partnership in the UAE


250 select attendees – full day conference focused on updates on the UAE Innovation Strategy, Vision 2021, 10x programme and other key sector focused KPIs linked to Watercooler themes

Exhibition Area and Disruption Lounges


Attendee Profile

Minister, DG/CEO, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Innovation/Creativity/ Happiness, Director of Strategy, Head of Planning Head of/ Director R&D

CEO, CIO, Head of/ Director Strategy, General Manager, Partner, Head of Technology/ IoT/ Smart Cities, Head of Connectivity, Head of Planning, Head of R&D

Hackathon – Over a 120 of the country’s brightest minds and specialists across sectors (50% government and 50% private sector)

Conference – Over 15 leading speakers and 250+ attendees from government and the private sector

Exhibition area and lounges – All attendees from hackathon and conference will flow into the exhibition area and lounges

2017 Early Confirmed Partners

Official anchor event during UAE Innovation Month

Watercooler Partners

Strategic Communications Partner

Creative Technology Partner

Media Partner

Global Telecoms Partner

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