"A vision that anticipates the future"

The M.E.N.A. Innovation Technology Transfer Summit is under the High patronage of
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi,
Supreme Council Member of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah

M.E.N.A. Innovation Technology Transfer Summit (MITT Summit)

The Middle East is becoming the world’s fastest-growing marketplace for business and technology transformation.

The Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), UAE’s premier research and innovation hub, is organising the first edition of the M.E.N.A. Innovation Technology Transfer Summit (MITT Summit) on September 22nd, 2020. The Summit will bring together global investors, government and private sector representatives, experts, entrepreneurs, academics, and other relevant stakeholders for an immersive experience of knowledge sharing, business showcasing and networking.

Why join the Summit?

  • Connect with world leaders of business and innovation
  • Elevate your brand, by featuring your company profile at the MITT Summit platform.
  • Discover investment opportunities with the leading technology of the future
  • Develop partnerships that bring you opportunities in the MENA ecosystem

KEY FIGURES

MITT Summit will allow you to build a diverse network of contacts, synergies and opportunities, giving you access to key players in the regional and international R&D&I ecosystem.

Participants

Countries

Speakers

Awards

International Experts

H.E. Hussain Al Mahmoudi

H.E. Hussain Al Mahmoudi

CEO Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park

H.E. Sarah Al Amiri

H.E. Sarah Al Amiri

Minister of State for Advanced Technology, Chair of the UAE Space Agency

H.E. Hussain Ibrahim AlHammadi

H.E. Hussain Ibrahim AlHammadi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Education, UAE Federal Government

H.E. Tarek Shawki

H.E. Tarek Shawki

Minister of Education and Technical education, Government of Egypt

H.E. Dr. Muhyieddeen Touq

H.E. Dr. Muhyieddeen Touq

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan

H.E. Teuta Sahatqija

H.E. Teuta Sahatqija

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo

H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh

H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh

Chairman and founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global)

Dr. Farouk El-Baz

Dr. Farouk El-Baz

Director, CRS at Boston University

Dr Paulo Alvim

Dr Paulo Alvim

Secretary Minister of the Government for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, Brazil

Veronica Zavala

Veronica Zavala

Former Minister of Transport and Communications of Peru. Managing Director Inter-Development Bank, Central America & Caribbean

Dr. Douglas Terrier

Dr. Douglas Terrier

Chief Technology Officer at NASA headquarters

Dr Christyl Johnson

Dr Christyl Johnson

Deputy Center Director for Technology and Research Investments at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. James Green

Dr. James Green

Chief Scientist at NASA Headquarters

Dr. Fabienne Casoli

Dr. Fabienne Casoli

President of the Paris Observatory - PSL

Baybars Altuntas

Baybars Altuntas

Chairman, World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)

Dr. Adriana Marais

Dr. Adriana Marais

Founder @Proudly Human

Swati Mandela

Swati Mandela

Humanitatian and Co-Founder at Qunu Staffing

Michael Peters

Michael Peters

CEO Euronews and Africanews

Paula Drumond Guedes

Paula Drumond Guedes

CEO & Founder Jobzi

Dr. Abdalla Sulaiman Alhammadi

Dr. Abdalla Sulaiman Alhammadi

Head of Strategy Department & Chief Innovation, Officer Ministry of Justice, UAE

Erel Margalit PhD

Erel Margalit PhD

Founder and Chairman, JVP and Margalit Startup City

Florence Verzelen

Florence Verzelen

Executive Vice President in charge of industry, marketing and sustainability at Dassault Systèmes

Dr. Michael Amiridis

Dr. Michael Amiridis

Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago

Isabelle Mauro

Isabelle Mauro

Director - Head Telecommunications & Digital Communication Industry at World Economic Forum

Pr Carlos Moreno

Pr Carlos Moreno

Co-Founder and Scientific Director of the “Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” Pantheon Sorbonne University

Caroline Faraj

Caroline Faraj

VP Arabic Services, CNN

Didier Chabaud

Didier Chabaud

Professor of Management Sciences at IAE Paris - Sorbonne Business School, General Director Chair Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation (ETI)

Dr Amy Hochadel

Dr Amy Hochadel

Director of Global Business, Connected Places Catapult

Ayumi Moore Aoki

Ayumi Moore Aoki

Founder & CEO Women in Tech® and Social Brain®

David Savage

David Savage

Founder and Host Tech Talks

Lindalia Junqueira Reis

Lindalia Junqueira Reis

CEO Ions & Hacking.Rio

Franco Atassi

Franco Atassi

CEO Smart Infrastructure Middle East, Siemens

Pilar Conesa

Pilar Conesa

CEO at anteverti

Omran Sharaf

Omran Sharaf

Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM)

Galit Ariel

Galit Ariel

Founder & Head of Futures, Future Memory Inc

Jason Grant

Jason Grant

Founder at The Automated Method

Hugh Hyung-uk Choi

Hugh Hyung-uk Choi

Innovation Catalyst & CEO, Life Square: Innovation Design Company

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi

General Director, International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Dr. Ibrahim Hafeez

Dr. Ibrahim Hafeez

DIRECTOR INDIA and CEO, VITO Arabia LLC, VITO

Carine de Meyere

Carine de Meyere

Chief Commerical Officer, Women in Tech

Arshi Ayub Mohamed Zaveri

Arshi Ayub Mohamed Zaveri

CEO at Trust With Trade Group

Ghassan ABI FADEL

Ghassan ABI FADEL

Cofounder and Managing Partner at Moodfit

Kyle Weber

Kyle Weber

Managing Partner at Leaf

Carolyn Stebbings

Carolyn Stebbings

Managing Director CodeWorldwide, SVP Data & Tech RAPP

Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith

Co-founder and CEO at Nabta Health

Sergio Guerreiro

Sergio Guerreiro

Senior Director, Knowledge Management & Innovation, Turismo de Portugal

Alba San Martin Piaggio

Alba San Martin Piaggio

Sr. Director,LatAm Partner Organization at Cisco

Orly Fromer

Orly Fromer

Advisor to the President of TAU, Director of Academic Relations & Business Development in Asia at Tel Aviv University

Melissa Slaymaker

Melissa Slaymaker

Executive Search Specialist | Women in Tech South Africa Ambassador

Nishan Chelvachandran

Nishan Chelvachandran

Founder & CEO, Iron Lakes

Alaa (kamal) Afifi

Alaa (kamal) Afifi

CEO at Bekia

Danielle Geathers

Danielle Geathers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Undergraduate Association President

Dan (Danny) Arazi

Dan (Danny) Arazi

President, Keirtsu Forum Israeli Chapter at 100 Plus Angels club

Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer Nielsen

Founder at Ekko.World

George Hedon

George Hedon

Founder and CEO, Pause Fest

Isabel Velarde

Isabel Velarde

Founder & CEO Innovation Hub Consulting. Women in Tech® Ambassador for Peru

Joanna Carson

Joanna Carson

Global Operations Director, Women in Tech®

Monaem Ben Lellahom

Monaem Ben Lellahom

Group CEO Sustainable Square

Polina Vasilenko

Polina Vasilenko

Founder & CEO at HelioRec

Dr Amy Hochadel

Dr Amy Hochadel

Director of Global Business, Connected Places Catapult

Tatiana Mitrova

Tatiana Mitrova

Director of the Energy Centre at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Adel Darwish

Adel Darwish

Director of Regional Office for the Arab Region at International Telecommunication Union

Sohaila Ouffata

Sohaila Ouffata

Director of Platform at BMW i Ventures

Anton Skibin

Anton Skibin

Head of Energy & Transport Sector at Skolkovo Foundation

 Svetlana Voloshina

Svetlana Voloshina

Head of Business Development at Unitsky String Technologies

Dr. Wei Zhao

Dr. Wei Zhao

Chief Research Officer - American University of Sharjah

Sarah Mousa

Sarah Mousa

Founder at Shamsina

Daniel Avdagic

Daniel Avdagic

Co-founder & CEO of AV living Lab

Dr Amina Yagoubi Kurtin

Dr Amina Yagoubi Kurtin

Sociologist Consultant

David Ramos

David Ramos

Senior Manager Sustainability - HSBC

Tatiana Serykh

Tatiana Serykh

Chief Product Officer at Zyfra

Main Topics

In this online event, leading experts will discuss how to best shape the future of innovation while creating sustainable impact. In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, our programme is divided into 6 thematic pillars: water technology, renewable energy, environmental technology, digitization, Industrial Design 4.0, and Mobility & Smart Cities.

Water Technology

Purification & Desalination, Water Recycling & Waste Water Treatment, Water Monitoring & Conservation, Artificial Rain making & Aquaculture technologies.

Transport & Logistics

High Performance & Advanced Materials, Sensor Technologies, Mobility Systems & Autonomous Vehicles, Marine & Air Freight Technologies & Urban Planning Systems.

Production, Design & Architecture

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, Rapid Prototyping & Digital Fabrication, Advanced Building & Construction Materials, Production & Factory Planning, Contemporary Arabic Architecture 

Renewable Technology

Solar Thermal Energy Technologies; Smart Grids and Energy Storage; Biofuel Production Technologies; Waste to Energy Technologies

Digitization

Big Data, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, Smart City 

Environmental Technology

Waste Containment & Remediation Technologies, Green Building Construction & Equipment 

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