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Dubai Crown Prince launches transportation innovation indicator

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has launched an indicator for innovation in modern transportation, seemingly the first of its kind in the world.

“This indicator is the first of its kind and our aim is to be among the top countries in this field,” Sheikh Hamdan was quoted as saying on the UAE’s official news agency, WAM.

According to WAM, Sheikh Hamdan said the urban transportation innovation index, the first of its kind, reflects the emirate’s plan for 2021, a vision set in place last year by his father, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The vision aims to boost Dubai as a global destination on various levels.

The new indicator is part of Dubai’s Strategy for Innovation, a strategy comprising 20 initiatives set to be rolled out over the course of three years and aiming to transform Dubai into the world’s most innovative city, Sheikh Hamdan added.

Keeping his eyes on a better future, the Crown Prince unveiled Dubai Future Accelerators last July.

The launched programme aims to boost private and public collaboration by connecting “the world’s most innovative companies with leading figures in government to create breakthrough solutions for the world’s most exciting opportunities and pressing challenges,” a statement post on His Highness’ website read.

Collaborative topics would include Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, robotics, genomics and biotechnology, among others.

“Our goal is to transform the city of Dubai into a global test-bed for leading ideas and technologies,” His Highness said in a statement signaling the future of the city.