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Abu Dhabi spearheads the Creative Maker Movement

• Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee’s (TDC) INNOVATOR Space hosts Tamakkan’s seminar
• This is the first seminar among a series promoting innovation-powered mindsets.

 

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee’s (TDC) INNOVATOR space hosted Tamakkan’s first seminar, concentrating on getting an innovation-powered mindset within organizations for both government entities and private businesses.

INNOVATOR Space, opened during Innovation Week last November, lies at the heart of TDC’s INNOVATOR programme, one of its numerous successful and award winning initiatives. These initiatives are set to drive human capital development in the leading industries of the future; namely science and technology, which plays a crucial role in realizing the nation-wide strategy to create a knowledge-based economy.

Majid Al Mail, Senior Manager at TDC and head of INNOVATOR Programme, explained the rise of the ‘maker movement’ in the UAE: “‘Maker movement’ is a global trend in which individuals create and make their products and solutions. As such, the movement has been a major catalyst for entrepreneurship and has been the origin of several successful start-ups in many fields. Here in the UAE and through the comprehensive INNOVATOR Programme, we provide the support these individuals need as part of our commitment to enhance our community’s capacity to innovate.”

Commenting on hosting the session at INNOVATOR Space, Sana Bagersh, Founder of Tamakkan, and CEO of BrandMoxie said “The world of business, creativity and communication is going through tectonic transformations, and one of the key factors driving innovation in SMEs is the creative maker movement which provides creatives and entrepreneurs the opportunity to design, prototype and test new ideas and products easily and cost effectively. We are great supporters of innovation and are pleased to be kicking off the year at the Innovator Space.”

Tamakkan brings on the year of 2016 with a spirit of positivity towards entrepreneurs by supporting SMEs, promoting startups, and reaching goals they have not reached before.

The INNOVATOR Space is the region’s first open-access makers space created to enable the transformation of ideas into reality for the UAE’s budding innovators. The space, designed and operated in partnership with TechShop; the leading operator of “makers spaces” in the USA and globally, provides many technology platforms, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, welders and much more.

“By providing training courses in addition to hands-on guidance and professional mentorship, this hub enables the creation of innovations, which is a crucial step in turning ideas into commercial reality and realizing our ambition of becoming one of the world’s most innovative nations,” added Al Mail.

Tamakkan’s monthly seminars offer counseling to both established and upcoming entrepreneurs tackling topics ranging from financing, marketing, product development, to international business advancement.

Tamakkan is a knowledge hub targeted towards entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. Established by BrandMoxie in 2009, a leading advertising agency in UAE. It has partnered with various entities throughout the years which include the US Embassy, Aldar, INSEAD, Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation, and AmCham Abu Dhabi, among others.

Author: BrandMoxie

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