H. E. Khalfan Belhoul:
Provide an environment that embraces young talents, develops their capabilities and supports their contribution in vital sectors Help youth and innovators to enter the world of entrepreneurship with confidence and knowledge
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar:
The programme is the crowning achievement of our leading efforts as one of the first supporters of the national directives towards the creation of entrepreneurs, innovators, nation builders and future makers instead of job seekers.
Programme presents major boost to ‘Dubai’s University Free Zones Strategy’ which supports the youth in achieving their dreams and aspirations through an innovative and advanced educational system
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) announced the launch of the ‘University Entrepreneurship Programme,’ falling in line with the framework of facilitating a rapid adoption and implementation of the sixth article of the 50-Year Charter, which embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to change national and private-owned universities into economic and innovative free zones that motivate innovation and entrepreneurship among learners.
The launch of the new program falls in line with the framework of the implementation of the initiative "University Business Incubator Program IN5," which is supervised by Dubai Future Foundation, with the goal of attaining the desires of Dubai strategy for university free zones in cooperation between government entities in the emirate, universities, academic institutions and research firms, to attain the aim of the ‘50 Year Charter.’
The ‘University Entrepreneurship Programme’ pursuits to integrate a quality focused university education with the government initiative that goals to offer the young generation with the tools essential in pursuing entrepreneurship to keep pace with the necessities of comprehensive improvement and the modifications of the 21st century, and strengthens the path of leadership in constructing national competencies in the discipline of entrepreneurship to enhance comprehensive and sustainable development in the UAE.
The entrepreneurship programme looks towards selecting the best rising project ideas yearly from HBMSU and set off the journey towards entrepreneurship. Learners can gain from a range of support systems designed to set up an ideal environment for innovation and entrepreneurship.
H.E. Khalfan Belhoul: Establishing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among university learners
H.E. Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO, Dubai Future Foundation, emphasized on Dubai’s university free zones strategy, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to grant an ideal surroundings to embrace young talents and improve their skills and support their contribution in the essential sectors in Dubai, to construct generations able to take part in constructing a future based on innovative knowledge.
H.E. Khalfan Belhoul praised the efforts of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University to activate the outputs of the University Business Incubators Program, which is based on the partnership of government and private entities, universities and educational institutions to consolidate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among learners and prepare them to maintain pace with future changes in a number of financial sectors and enable them to enter the world of entrepreneurship with confidence and knowledge based.
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar: Graduating entrepreneurs, innovators, builders of the homeland, and future makers
Dr. Al Awar said: “The launch of the ‘University Entrepreneurial Programme’ is the crowning achievement of HBMSU’s leading efforts as one of the first supporters to the 50-Year Charter which embodies the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum in changing universities into economic and innovative free zones. It is in line with the vision of HBMSU to produce graduates that are entrepreneurs, innovators, knowledge ambassadors, nation builders and future makers rather than job seekers. Furthermore, the programme follows the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU, to create an advanced education surroundings that envisions the future, and equips the youth with expertise and knowledge that will enable them to harness a culture of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in order to serve the aspirations of our wise leadership in making sure the continuity of prosperity, welfare and development for us and our future generations.”
Al Awar explained that the new programme’ arises from the significance of entrepreneurship in driving growth for the national economy and a necessary contributor to creating job opportunities for the Emirati youth. He further stated the university's dedication to promote fruitful partnerships and cooperation with the elite of national and global entities such as the Dubai Future Foundation.
Al Awar said: “Through our cooperation with the foundation, we have successfully moved towards offering the young generation with effective knowledge-based equipment that will assist them hone their talents and attain excellence. We are positive about the programme and we look ahead to its success, in line with the Dubai University Free Zones Strategy, which establishes a new stage of success in supporting youth desires and aspirations in accordance to an innovative and advanced educational system that will improve Dubai's position as a regional center for most reliable investment in youth energies and creating a new generation of academic ideas by relying on innovation and technology.”
Al-Awar concluded: “We are proud to preserve the level of excellence by HBMSU as an energetic partner and leading entity in adopting innovative initiatives and quality programs that similarly improve the culture of entrepreneurship at the local, regional and global level. HBMSU believes that entrepreneurship is the cornerstone in the move to maintain any profitable development experience. We will proceed to work together with our partners towards the success of the program, which will increase our efforts to provide the youth with the vital capabilities wanted for the twenty-first century. We believe our youth are our actual wealth and the strong foundation for improving our readiness for the future in line with the UAE Vision 2021.”
Academic and knowledge leadership
The HBMSU Chancellor showcased to H.E. Khalfan Juma Belhoul and Dubai Future Foundation delegation the unique features of the advanced and technological infrastructure of HBMSU, highlighting its successful milestones in terms of reengineering higher education locally, locally and globally via its adoption of the smart learning approach, based on integrating advanced technology in the improvement of the academic system. The delegation went on a tour around the university to see the leading business models displayed in the university's ‘Entrepreneur Center,’ which showcased many innovative ideas of the youth.
Promising future projects
The visiting delegation also learned about numerous pioneering projects, especially the ‘A'amn’ project, a bus manipulate system developed by a crew of HBMS learners aimed to notify drivers and school supervisors concerning the issue of children being forgotten inside the school bus. The project goes along with the ‘Scan and Go’ system, which offers clients with the potential to scan the barcode sensors of products and goods using their smartphones, therefore reducing time and effort whilst shopping. The ‘YOUniverse’ application aimed at assisting students better understand their lives, positive methods of dealing with stress and pressure, and effective methods to manage their time, among others.