Al-Bayt Mitwahid to sponsor Imagine Cup
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan organisation to support Microsoft's education competition
Al-Bayt Mitwahid has sponsored the UAE edition of Microsoft's Imagine Cup for 2016.
The organisation, an association established by employees of the Crown Prince Court (CPC) of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, will sponsor the event which encourages students to engage with technology for entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.
Mohammad Al Qadhi, deputy chairman of the Executive Committee of Al Bayt Mitwahid association, said: "We are very excited to partner with Microsoft to deliver this important initiative which is expected to upgrade skills of participating students, promote STEM and entrepreneurship, and provide students with the opportunity to capitalize on their ideas."
Microsoft will be hosting road shows related to the Imagine cup in the months of February and March that will comprise of on-going events at various UAE universities, and will be designed to create more awareness amongst students for encouraging participation. Further training sessions will also be held to prepare participants in accordance with the criteria of the competition.
Samer Abu Latif, regional general manager Microsoft Gulf said: "Microsoft firmly believes that technology can be used to make a real difference in today's world. We are excited to partner with Al-Bayt Mitwahid to celebrate the spirit of innovation and create an avenue for young minds to unleash their skills and creativity to achieve more. By endorsing Imagine Cup 2016, Al-Bayt Mitwahid shares our commitment towards generating opportunities that combine latest technology with education for driving future prosperity and growth in UAE."
As part of its YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft Imagine Cup creates an avenue for young entrepreneurs and innovators to use their creativity in generating new ideas, collaborate on technology applications and develop clear business plans leveraging the latest tools and services offered.
The Imagine Cup is being held in over 100 countries this year. The Imagine Cup Event Pan-Arab finals will be held in the last week of May, with inauguration of worldwide finals on the 29th of July.