An education facility and community hub will soon be launched in the Garden City to give people with big ideas a place to get creative.
Due to open later this year at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in partnership with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Al Bayt Mitwahid Association, the Innovation Hub Powered by Google will offer a dynamic platform for students in the UAE.
Leading the way, global technology company Google will provide the content and curriculum for the space and will also be responsible for training the staff and teachers who will work at the centre, located in the Science and Innovation Park at UAEU.
With free classes in technology and digital concepts, students aged between eight and 24 will be able to create, innovate and explore their ideas in a modern and technologically advanced environment.
The educational centre will feature three unique areas of study, including the App Factory where students can learn and develop mobile app development; the Makers Space where students can learn 3D printing, laser cutting and robotics; and the Machine Learning area where hands-on experiments can be carried out.
HE Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, director general of ADEC and chancellor of UAEU, said: “Technology is transforming innovation at its core, allowing individuals to experiment new ideas at a fast pace.
“Such a project will not only encourage students to learn more about coding, but will also improve their overall knowledge on technology.”