Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a Metaverse and Digital Twin Hackathon, in collaboration with the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai and Sharjah, to strengthen Dubai’s position as an incubator for creativity and a beacon of innovation.
The Hackathon, which saw the participation of 24 students, included workshops on DEWA and Metaverse and DEWA and Digital Twin to motivate and inspire participants to create advanced technology solutions through designs and prototypes.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, highlighted DEWA’s keenness to share its pioneering experience in Metaverse, digital twinning and Artificial Intelligence to encourage students, youth and all members of society to provide innovative solutions that accelerate growth.
“DEWA is committed to launching initiatives, programmes and events that contribute to instilling a culture of creativity and innovation, in line with the National Innovation Strategy to make the UAE among the most innovative countries in the world, and the Dubai Innovation Strategy, to make Dubai the most innovative city in the world. DEWA supports national efforts to empower and train the youth and invest in their potential, time, and skills,” added Al Tayer.
DEWA is one of the first local government organisation to launch its platform ‘DEWAVerse’ on the Metaverse. DEWA invests in Metaverse technology to implement and develop its current and future projects, contributing to stakeholder happiness, business development, efficiency and production, and cost reduction.