Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund virtual event highlights skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Organized under the theme ‘Education and Job Preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, held on 18 November from 2.30pm

Dubai, UAE: As the technology sector continues to propel society’s shift towards becoming a smarter environment, laying the foundations for industries to leverage digitalization for their transition into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), a new skillset is needed for both students and the workforce. In light of this, the Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), an initiative launched by the UAE Ministry of Finance and operated by Emirates Development Bank, to support innovation in the UAE, invites the community of innovators to participate in its upcoming virtual education event, ‘Education and Job Preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, which will be held from 2.30pm UAE time on 18 November. 

The event will feature an engaging panel discussion attended by well-known experts from the field of education, including; Dr. CJ (Christina) Davison, Instructional Designer at the Center for Educational Innovation, Zayed University; Karan Deep, Head of Innovation and Partnerships, GEMS Education; José Rubinger, Co-Founder and CCO, Key2Enable; Shehzad Najib, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Kinteract; and Badr Ward, Founder and CEO, Lamsa,

Participants will discuss how education is adapting to meet the challenges of preparing students and adults for employability in 4IR, changing social and work patterns, the growth of the gig economy, remote working and the move away from urban centers. The panel will also evaluate some of the recent advances in technology, the acceleration of digital solutions, and discuss how these developments are levelling the playing field for people of determination. 

About the MBRIF:

The Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF) is a federal initiative launched by the Ministry of Finance and is operated by Emirates Development Bank. Since its launch in 2016, the MBRIF has supported innovators through its first program, the Guarantee Scheme, which offers members access to affordable funding through a government-backed guarantee and without taking equity.

The MBRIF’s second program, the MBRIF Accelerator, was launched in December 2018. Aligned with the UAE National Innovation Strategy, the initiative aims to enhance growth potential of innovative businesses shaping the future of UAE’s economy. The MBRIF Accelerator offers world-class services and coaching to member companies to accelerate their business, elevate capabilities, unlock value and achieve scale.

Additionally, the MBRIF partners with the public and private sector to help facilitate growth, provide support, create opportunities and pave the way to success for its member companies in the UAE.