Youth and Experiential Learning to Take Center Stage as ENEC Marks Innovation Week


  • ENEC to hold interactive workshops, hackathons, youth events and other activities to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host a range of interactive workshops, hackathons, youth events and a range of other activities to mark UAE Innovation Month and foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence across all of its business units and subsidiaries.

Jointly developed by the UAE Government and private sector entities, Innovation Month is one of the largest innovation initiatives in the world. The initiative aims to strengthen the UAE’s global presence and increase its competitiveness on the international stage, in line with the directives of the UAE Government.

Running from 4 to 8 February, the ENEC`s program includes workshops and activities on topics such as innovation with partners, ENEC’s digitalization journey, research and development, and includes both an Innovation Majlis and a School Innovation Festival for students. The week has been designed to encourage innovative and creative thought by ENEC employees in an effort to improve productivity and refine work methods and processes.

Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, ENEC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Driving innovation and improving skills and capabilities are some of our key priorities and focus areas at ENEC. Innovative employees inspire creativity around them by coming up with unique solutions to challenges. Whilst ensuring the highest levels of safety and quality, we remain dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation within ENEC and the UAE as a whole, as it directly translates into increased efficiency and competitiveness.”

“Participating in UAE Innovation Month is in line with our commitment to supporting the UAE’s transition to a knowledge based economy through the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program that will help diversify the energy mix and power the future prosperity and growth of the UAE,” added Al Hammadi.

During the Innovation Majlis, experts on innovation will share their knowledge and experiences and engage with employees through an interactive panel discussion. On the following day, students from local schools will be invited to take part in a School Innovation Festival.  During the Festival, students will learn about the importance of innovation, receive training on using creative tools, listen to stories about ENEC’s most pioneering projects, and engage in team building activities.