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MoIAT extends nomination period for MIITE Awards until May 1

MoIAT extends nomination period for MIITE Awards until May 1
26 Apr 2024 18:35

DUBAI (WAM)

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has extended the nominations period for the second edition of the Make it in the Emirates (MIITE) Awards from April 26 to May 1, 2024. The extension aims to provide a larger number of companies from across the UAE’s industrial sector with an opportunity to participate.

The inaugural awards were held in 2023 during the second edition of the MIITE Forum, and celebrated visionaries, talent, innovators, industrialists, and sustainability pioneers contributing to the UAE's transformation into a global manufacturing hub and strengthening its position among industrial countries.

The 2024 awards are divided into ten categories spread across five fields: ICV, Sustainability, Factory of the Future, Industry Enablers and Strategic Partners, and Leadership and Talent.

The ministry announced the call for nominations on 22nd February and has begun contacting nominees on April 22, with a closing date set for May 8. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony during the annual Make in the UAE Forum, whose third edition will be held on May 27 - 28, 2024, in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of senior industry leaders, government officials, investors and financial institutions.

The awards are a vital part of the ministry's efforts to advance the sector and incentivise companies to adopt best practices and advanced technologies and improve their competitiveness locally, regionally and globally. The initiative aligns with the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology and MoIAT’s “Make it in the Emirates”.

MIITE Forum

The forum was launched in 2022 as a pillar of the Make it in the Emirates initiative under the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, which aims to position the UAE as a global industrial hub. The Make it in the Emirates initiative invites global investors, industrialists and innovators to benefit from the UAE’s unique value proposition.

The awards are a vital part of the ministry’s efforts to foster a healthy competitive environment and motivate companies to be proactive in adopting best practices and advanced technologies and enhancing their competitiveness locally, regionally and globally.

Last year’s Make it in the Emirates Forum was attended by more than 5,000 stakeholders and announced an additional Dh10 billion of product offtake opportunities, bringing the total value of opportunities introduced at the forum to Dh120 billion.

With ten categories, any company or individual in the UAE that meets the specified criteria can apply for an award.

The categories include 3 ICV Excellence Awards (Private Sector Manufacturers, Semi-Governmental Manufacturers, and Service Providers); the Sustainable Manufacturer Award; 2 Factory of the Future awards (Smart Manufacturer Award and Excellence in Innovation Award); 2 Industry Enablers and Strategic Partners awards (Industrial Strategic Partner Award and Quality Standards Award); and 2 Leadership and Talent awards (Young Talent of the Year Award and Inspirational Leader Award).

Criteria

The Make it in the Emirates Awards is an ideal platform for companies and individuals to increase their visibility, showcase their innovation, and demonstrate the significance of their products, services, and solutions to the local, regional, and global communities.

The Make it in the Emirates Awards selection process is rigorous, ensuring that the most deserving organisations and individuals are honoured. Candidates are evaluated based on their alignment with the criteria specified for each award category for which they apply. Nominations will be judged by a panel of representatives from MoIAT, government and private sector representatives, relevant industry experts and leaders.

Source: WAM
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