By Sam Bridge
Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy and Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play sign agreement to collaborate on tech education centre
Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy and Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play have signed an agreement to collaborate on establishing a technology and innovation education hub in the UAE capital.
The two entities will develop and deliver executive training programs to support the digital transformation of the MENA region, creating jobs of the future and sustaining Abu Dhabi and the UAE as an epicentre of opportunity and prosperity, a statement said.
It added that they will co-host lectures, courses and conferences on trending topics in innovation, technology, and global entrepreneurship.
Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, managing director of ADGM Academy, said: “We are excited to further our relationship and partnership with Plug and Play ADGM through the pursuit of greater learning and higher education. The ADGM Academy believes that education is one of the key economic and social blueprints to support Abu Dhabi’s focus on establishing a sustainable and thriving knowledge-based economy.
"Through ADGM Academy, we will continue to strengthen the financial sector locally and globally through our programmes, initiatives and intellectual capital.”
Babak Ahmadzadeh, director at Plug and Play ADGM, added: "Our vision is to play a key role in making Abu Dhabi a globally recognised hub of innovation, entrepreneurship and digital excellence. To have the opportunity to collaborate with such a great centre of academia to inspire and educate the young minds, industry leaders, founders, corporate and government innovators of the future is an honour.”
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, its programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 25 locations.