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Cognit and Etihad Hosted a Hackathon

Etihad Airways and Cognit, a joint venture between Mubadala and IBM Watson, held a hackathon at the airline's state-of-the-art Innovation Centre.

More than 30 skilled computer science and engineering students from leading Abu Dhabi universities were chosen to utilise IBM Watson's transformative cognitive technology to develop pioneering applications for the travel and aviation industry.

The three-day event was part of UAE Innovation Week, in line with the emirate's national strategy to promote its position as a global innovation hub.

To promote this mindset, partnerships between the government as well as both private and public sectors were encouraged.