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MBRCGI opens contact-free educational space in Dubai

Developed by OUCHHH New Media Studio, MBRCGI’s DataGate represents the vast power of data and its impact on individual human lives.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) has launched a new touchless, immersive educational experience highlighting the most important UAE’s government innovations developed to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

Utilising data and art to bring innovations to life, the purpose-built space, which showcases the UAE’s leading innovation ecosystem, opened its doors to the public at Dubai’s Emirates Towers.

The fifth edition of the Edge of Government initiative led by MBRCGI aims to transport visitors to the very edge of modern thinking in 15-minute interactive, contact-free educational experiences navigated through simple hand gestures.

Highlighting the most important global government challenges, visitors will discover innovative solutions on how we view, understand, and tackle the most pressing issues of our time, MBRCGI said.

Following the mantra, “through enlightenment comes empowerment”, the initiative aims to change people’s perceptions and encourage a new perspective on the latest trends. In line with the UAE’s ambitions for the Next 50, the space will emphasise the importance of developing a knowledge-based economy. New narratives will be added regularly and will cover around 10 subjects by the end of next year. The curation of the space will be driven by the acceleration of societal evolution.

The first topics being explored are cryptocurrency and the Emirates Mars Mission. The content will explore reliance on and challenges to cryptocurrency, including mining operations. It will also look at the transfer of knowledge and science through the Emirates Mars Mission.

Abeer Tahlak, Director of MBRCGI, stressed that promoting a culture of innovation in government reflects the objectives of the UAE Government to prepare for future challenges using advanced technologies and solutions.

She said: “We urge the community to come and experience a glimpse into the future of governments and view the UAE’s success stories in an immersive and interactive way. MBRCGI aims to attract the best talent to help develop new perceptions that create future opportunities for government and society. It is our role to empower talents and arm them with the tools to develop their innovative ideas.” 

Omran Sharaf, Director of the Emirates Mars Mission, added: “The Hope Probe project, which saw the UAE send a spacecraft to Mars, has strengthened the country’s position as a technological leader and a scientific contributor to the progress of humankind. All the data, images and information collected by the probe will be shared with the global scientific community to help build a picture of the Martian climate and atmosphere. The Emirates Mars Mission will continue to inspire a whole generation of Arabs to persevere in the face of challenges and innovate to overcome them. By featuring the Hope Probe’s story in the Edge of Government experience, we hope to bring the odyssey to life and fuel the ideas and dreams of our young and ambitious population.”

In addition to the two interactive experiences at the hub, MBRCGI’s space hosts the DataGate experience. Billed as the world’s first NASA AI astronomical research data sculpture, the installation combines data and technology to create a mesmerising piece of art. Developed by OUCHHH New Media Studio, MBRCGI’s DataGate represents the vast power of data and its impact on individual human lives.