Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGM Academy) and Plug and Play have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on establishing a Technology and Innovation Education Hub in Abu Dhabi.

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 epicenter of opportunity and prosperity. 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, said “We are extremely proud of our strategic partnership with ADGM, and incredibly humbled to be exploring a long term partnership with ADGM Academy. Our vision is to play a key role in making Abu Dhabi a globally recognized hub of innovation, entrepreneurship and digital excellence. To have the opportunity to collaborate with such a great center of academia to inspire and educate the young minds, industry leaders, founders, corporate and government innovators of the future is an honor.”

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The two entities will work together to develop a comprehensive development plan for the initiative, supporting Abu Dhabi’s vision to diversify its economy and prioritize higher education across the emirate, as well as the UAE as a whole.

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