It is the largest national initiative of its kind by the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation
Eight government entities won the UAE Innovates award at a ceremony held at the Museum of the Future (MOTF) on Monday.
Winning projects were selected from nearly 500 submissions based on novelty, replicability, impact, speed and proactivity at the second annual awards ceremony.
The event concluded UAE Innovates 2022, the largest such national initiative of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation (MBRCGI). Federal and local government entities showcased futuristic designs at events and activities across the seven Emirates throughout February.
The initiative, which aims to encourage innovation in UAE society, has attracted government entities, the private sector, academia and community members, officials said.
The ceremony was attended by Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for State Development and Future; Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs; and Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs.
Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and Future, said, “Our leadership has ensured that innovation will be a central pillar of the UAE for the next 50 years. The activities of UAE Innovates 2022 reflect the UAE’s efforts to cultivate a culture of innovation in government and society through various initiatives, projects and events. The UAE Innovates Award embodies the government’s strategy to incubate and develop innovative solutions and stimulate the creative ideas of government employees to find solutions to challenges.
Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs, said: “The Government of the United Arab Emirates has succeeded in making innovation a common practice in government and society to prepare a new generation. of innovators, building their capacity and motivating them to participate in proactive development. solutions to future challenges, thus helping to improve lives.
Al Hashimi congratulated the winners and called on them to continue to actively participate in the search for new and innovative solutions to the challenges.
The winning projects
The UAE Innovates Award ceremony recognized eight government agencies that presented innovative projects in six main categories: automation of government procedures; digital leadership; use of resources, simplification of procedures; social services; and the best radical innovation.
The winning projects will be included in the third edition of the UAE Innovations Report.
Emirates Health Services. Photo provided.
The award for the best innovation for the automation of government procedures
The Artificial Intelligence Dementia Diagnosis project, launched by Emirates Health Services (EHS), has won the award for best innovation in automating government procedures. The computer program is based on a five-minute cognitive assessment tool using AI technology. It provides objective criteria of cognitive performance in the elderly.
The best innovation in digital leadership
The Digital Health Passport project, affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), won the digital leadership category. It is an innovative digital model that merges online systems from the public and private health sectors to provide accurate real-time data that can support decision-making and provide a case tracking mechanism to ensure a quick response. The project has benefited residents and citizens of Dubai during the Covid-19 pandemic period, as well as during the recovery phase. It has had a positive impact on the performance of Dubai’s healthcare ecosystem, while achieving the fastest response rates for positive cases.
Most innovative use of resources
The winner in the Most Innovative Use of Resources category was Forsan Robots from the Ajman Ministry of Finance, which leverages robotic process automation to monitor government budget execution, benefiting all government agencies.
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Most Innovative Government Process
The Most Innovative Government Process category was shared by two entities: the Ministry of Community Development and Telecommunications and the Digital Government Regulatory Authority for their electronic connection social security project. The project succeeded in establishing an electronic connection with 44 government and local entities to ensure the facilitation and acceleration of the work. It has helped complete over 18 million transactions in 29 months, saving over MAD 7 billion in service delivery costs and reducing the number of visits by 22,000 per year. This has saved more than 10 million dirhams annually on the social security budget and reduced the gap between social security beneficiaries from 200,000 to 80,000 per month while reducing the list of waiting.
Most Innovative Community Services
In the Most Innovative Community Services category, the award went to Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority for its innovative Comprehensive Childhood Data System. An advanced analytics platform using the latest technologies. This platform carries out a 360-degree study of a child’s situation to understand the challenges facing the early childhood sector and highlight areas for improvement in this sector to support decision-makers and political decision-makers. This system revealed that children from disadvantaged families face challenges at the emirate level, which led to the formation of a task force from various government agencies to design targeted support programs to address this challenge. .
Minister of the Interior. Photo provided.
Most Innovative Disruptive Project
The Home Office was the winner in this category with its Facial Recognition Project for Remote Digital Verification of Transactions and Digital Identities, a digital portal to remotely authenticate transactions and digital identities using facial recognition. The project successfully authenticated over 2 million digital identity accounts, opened over 40,000 bank accounts and tested over 20,000 applicants.
Dubai Customs also won the award with its Customs Dolphins project, a dolphin-like remote-controlled intelligent aquatic robot that moves at high speed on the surface of the sea and has a camera that can be controlled from above or below. to monitor ships and maritime traffic.