Dubai Police this week launched what they claim will be the world’s first “Innovation Lab”.
The specially modified Toyota Coaster bus, supplied by Al-Futtaim Motors, will essentially be a ‘suggestion-box-on-wheels’ and will travel around Dubai communities to record ideas, suggestions and complaints from UAE residents about how Dubai Police can better serve citizens and residents.
“The ‘Innovation Lab’ offers a platform that encourages bright and creative minds to develop solutions to societal issues by increasing productivity and reducing cost, in turn adding value and increasing customer satisfaction. The ‘Innovation Lab’ provides an opportunity to people from all walks of life to adopt creative thinking, using a simple-to-use platform than enables the exchange of ideas and information within the organisation and with the public at large,” said Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police.
“Al-Futtaim Motors has been part of the fabric of the nation for almost six decades, and we are honoured to be the partner of choice for Dubai Police in this creative initiative. Both entities have a shared objective of the betterment of society through innovative mobility solutions, and the ‘Innovation Lab’ is a world-first that will allow Dubai Police to be closer to Dubai residents by providing them with the best platforms to make their opinions and ideas heard,” added Jon Williams, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Motors.
The modified bus will have seven swivel-capable seats with power outlets and tables that make them suitable for meetings, one large plasma screen for presentation and video displays, and a refreshments corner equipped with a coffee machine to serve visitors.
The scheme is part of Dubai Police’s commitment toward the community, and in-line with the UAE government’s ‘UAE Vision 2021’ and ‘Dubai Plan 2021’ initiatives.
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