The workshop aimed to reinforce its coordination with government, academicians, private sectors and research and development institutions in Dubai to build a leading and pioneering maritime cluster, help diversify the economy, and meet the needs of the future.
“All these efforts will enhance Dubai’s position as a world-class maritime centre,” explained Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA.
Ali pointed out that DMCA is fully committed to the directives of the wise leadership to establish the foundation for a vital and sustainable economy based on research, development and knowledge. DMCA’s workshop was held to give maritime industry leaders and academic institutions a platform to develop a framework and a comprehensive plan to support research and development, innovation, maritime education and training programmes. The discussions included the development of a clear vision on how to enhance collaboration among maritime stakeholders to discuss and identify solutions to challenges in maritime education, training, and innovation.