DEWA Helps University Students at Virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar Show
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited local and international universities to participate in the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the 5th Dubai Solar Show. DEWA organises this annually under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA. DEWA is organising WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show virtually this year from 26—28 October 2020.
University teams can display their innovations and inventions in the Innovation Hall at the 3D virtual exhibition, which is the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It will provide a new experience for exhibitors, participants, and visitors from around the world, and will allow companies to innovatively exhibit their products on virtual 3D platforms. It also allows holding meetings and participating in seminars and workshops based on the latest smart technologies.
“At DEWA, we work towards the vision and directives of our wise leadership to enhance the role of young people and involve them in sustainable development. We are pleased to invite university students from all over the world to participate in WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2020, which will be organised virtually this year. This allows access to a larger segment of participants from all over the world. The two exhibitions empower university students by presenting their ideas and scientific innovations in water, energy, sustainability, and innovation to thousands of visitors, exhibitors, and participants. Additionally, students can participate in seminars and workshops on renewable and clean energy, water and innovation, which will be moderated by experts and specialists, as well as meeting with inventors and innovators to exchange ideas and experiences," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show.
Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President for Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, and Head of the Sales, Logistics and Sponsorship Committee for WETEX, said that the virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar Show open the door for young people to learn and exchange experiences. The participation of universities in the Innovation Hall is an important opportunity for students to present their innovative projects to a global audience in addition to participating in a wide range of specialised seminars and workshops to discuss the latest technologies and solutions in green economy, smart cities, innovation, and sustainable development.
Students can participate in a number of competitions during WETEX for a chance to win valuable prizes. Each student will also receive a certificate of participation in the exhibition.