Expo 2020 Dubai: UAE Space Agency offers Dh4 million funding for proposals on climate change, food security
26 October 2021, 12:00 AM
30 November 2021, 12:00 AM
During the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Space Week, the UAE Space Agency, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), announced a new competition that offer up to Dh4 million in funding for next-generation proposals that’ll address climate change and food security.
Two projects will be selected from the competition and they will each receive up to Dh2 million in funding, technical support and assistance from leading experts. Moreover, they will obtain help to secure commercial partnerships and reach customers.
The competition aims to find technically innovative ideas using data gathered from outer space to create services that support agricultural or environmental practices.
Scientists, entrepreneurs, academics and innovators seeking to address some of humanity’s greatest challenges are invited to participate and accelerate the UAE’s knowledge-driven economy.
Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, said, “Our competition aims to find the best and brightest academics, entrepreneurs and scientists to create applications that tackle climate change or food security. We are seeking competitive proposals that are original, feasible, scalable and backed by meticulous research and analysis. We hope to boost private sector participation in the space sector and contribute to the UAE’s position as a regional hub for space innovation that supports economic growth and development for the next 50 years.”