The Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE), has launched various initiatives to support the UAE Innovation Month. The programmes and activations aim to nurture creativity, technological innovation, and collaboration across the UAE.

The ECAE Innovation Month includes engaging workshops and collaborative projects that aim to enhance innovation and design for students, alumni, educators and industry professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, refine their skills, and contribute to a culture of innovation.

The Student and Alumni Innovation Competition invites students, alumni, and teachers from both public and private schools to present their innovative projects in teaching, learning, pedagogy, and educational technology. The competition aims to advance education through creativity and innovation, offering a platform for participants to showcase inventive ideas, foster collaborative exchange, and highlight the potential of educational innovations.

Fab Lab Innovation Day, an open house event, will also provide insight about the projects developed within the lab, including digital fabrication technologies. ECAE is also extending its monthly iLearn initiative, providing diverse sessions with a focus on nurturing innovation and creativity in education, reflecting ECAE's dedication to promoting continuous learning and professional development among educators in the UAE and beyond. The sessions will explore the impact of 3D printing on STEM attitudes in elementary education, introduce the Wider Web in partnership with Etisalat UAE for an autistic-friendly web experience, and highlight the significance of STEM in early childhood learning.

Dr May Al Taee, Vice Chancellor of the Emirates College for Advanced Education, said: "Innovation lies at the core of education, a force that empowers minds and elevates ideas. During UAE Innovation Month, our initiatives will serve as a platform for our community to unveil their inventive spirit and practical solutions, perfectly aligned with ECAE’s position as a local and global center for academic excellence and lifelong and continuous learning. Through these dynamic sessions, we are inspiring both educators and students while addressing the diverse needs of the UAE's educational sector and actively contributing to its future. Embracing ECAE's culture of innovation and progress is a source of celebration for us.”

In January, ECAE Fab Lab launched the Fab Academy 2024 programme, to offer the Fab Academy Diploma. ECAE aims to deliver comprehensive education in digital fabrication, guided by Professor Neil Gershenfeld, the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. The programme, which features distinguished faculty members, is designed to empower participants with skills in design, prototyping, and creative innovation.