Khalifa University Concludes Emirates Technology & Innovation Competition 2017
Published: 20th of April, 2017
Khalifa University concluded the Emirates Technology and Innovation Competition (ETIC) 2017. The event, which was part of the EmiratesSkills 2017, took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center last week. The event-pitted teams of high school and university students against each other in a variety of competitions, namely Computer Programming, Cyber Security, Mobile Application Programming, Game Development, Drones: Build and Fly, and Electronics: Design and Build, in addition to the renewable energy category, which was added to this year’s edition.
The challenges focused around innovative themes that required teams to work together in order to either solve a problem or build a prototype. Each category saw the winning of two teams and each teams consisted of at least two students from the applied technology institutions and universities from across the UAE.
“We are thrilled with the students’ performance at this exciting event,” said Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Khalifa University’s Interim Executive Vice President. “Khalifa University is dedicated to teaching students everything they need to know to succeed in environments like this, where they will be required to think on their feet and create on the fly. We’re very proud to see that these efforts have been effective and that students have the ability to handle any challenges thrown at them.”
ETIC 2017 is a great opportunity for UAE national students to measure their skills against their peers from other institutions while acquiring valuable skills and experience, compete for prizes and engage potential employers. Most of all, ETIC is a fun way for students to express their knowledge and abilities in their areas of expertise.