Innovation today is not an option but a necessity, not a general culture but a business style. Without innovation and renovation, businesses and governments lose competitiveness and are doomed to regress.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
We learned from Zayed that innovation is life and the secret of front-runner and superior countries. Innovation is what separates developed nations from underdeveloped ones. It tells leaders from followers. Innovation is the secret to sustainability and to stay on top.
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The world changes at an incredibly fast pace and creativity became the most important global commodity. We wish that the United Arab Emirates become the global capital for government creativity.
The country's investments in innovation amount to AED14 billion per annum, of which AED7 billion is spent in research and development. Our objective is to substantially increase such investments over the next years.
Innovation is not an intellectual luxury but the secret to renovation of countries and nations. It determines where we stand among nations and the value we add to the world around us.
Innovation is not new to the United Arab Emirates and its leadership. It has been inherent in the mindset of its leadership and people throughout history.
Innovation today is corporate business, national policies, specialized human resources, and a society whose sectors work to explore new, different approaches to conduct business.
Innovation strategy requires all government bodies to cut expenses by one percent and use it to support innovation research and projects. Innovation is the key to supremacy.
Innovation is our only way to build a glorious history for the United Arab Emirates. The future belongs to innovators and intellectuals.
Existing innovations are made by creative minds. Our job in the government is to build these minds and provide a stimulating environment for them.
Generating ideas is not an individual effort but a corporate effort with its own rules, tools, calculated results, and established institutions to nurture it. The federal government today is the most efficient in the world, according to the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development. Our new objective is to make it the most innovative, too.
There are ideas that live for a day, ideas that are stillborn, and other ideas that live for a month or a year. We have seen immortal ideas that are cared for by the lives of those who generated them, and therefore they live for a thousand years.
Do not do your job as an employee but as a leader who loves his country, a craftsman who loves his craft, and an artist who masters his art.
Society's expectations increase, customer satisfaction changes, and tools change. Our capacity to keep up with all of these variables lies in sustainability and innovation. Our aim is to make innovation a government habit, a daily practice, and an established corporate culture.
Developing our economy, establishing our status, and building opportunities for our generations lie in the power of mind, in walking paths never walked before, and in coming up with ways never tried before in all sectors.
We wish that our youth become effective and have the capacity to make positive changes in their lives, communities, and country. Active youth make prestigious nation.
Humans must innovate their future and their jobs. This is what we aspire for by refining innovation skills in our generations.
We shall work on building innovation incubators, specialized education programs in our schools and universities, and global partnerships with the best centers and institutes.
I am pleased that our country has the largest and best team whose students are men and employees are leaders. Our objective in the United Arab Emirates is to build hope, build life, build the future, and make people happy.