DEWA selects 3 companies for 4th cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has selected three companies to collaborate in developing solutions to the challenges that DEWA is participating in, during the 4th Dubai Future Accelerators Programme. The programme is the largest business accelerator programme in the world. The 4th cycle will be held for 9 consecutive weeks from 21 March to 17 May 2018. 12 government organisations are taking part under the theme ‘Take Part in Creating the Future’.
“To support the vision of our wise leadership to anticipate and shape the future, DEWA is participating in the 4th Dubai Future Accelerators Programme, to develop new disruptive technologies that will enhance the quality of electricity and water services, by utilising Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, drones, energy storage, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), among others. In this cycle, we will work with the three selected companies to adopt innovative solutions that will keep pace with the rapid developments and address the future challenges in DEWA’s work. This supports the Dubai 10X initiative, to propel Dubai towards the future, making it 10 years ahead of other global cities,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“Our participation in the programme supports our ongoing efforts to consolidate innovation as the cornerstone of continuous growth, development, and excellence in performance. At DEWA, we are creating a new digital future for Dubai through ‘Digital DEWA’, which is the digital arm of DEWA. This model will disrupt the entire business of public utilities by becoming the world’s first digital utility, using autonomous systems for renewable-energy and its storage, expand the use of artificial intelligence, and provide digital services,” added Al Tayer.
DEWA participated in the three previous cycles of the Dubai Future Accelerators Programme. It signed 11 MoUs and completed three pilot projects and is currently working on three new projects related to DEWA’s services, its digital transformation and smart infrastructure.