Building a generation of Arab innovators
Ibtekr by Mohammad Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation.
Ibtekr is the first interactive platform designed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI). It has been created to spread the culture of innovation, to build capabilities of the Arab world, and to share the successful government innovation models of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Aiming to attract over 30 million people worldwide, the Ibtekr platform seeks to accelerate the creation of a generation of Arab innovators and future leaders.
Ibtekr platform offers high-quality Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that are developed by Arab experts, academics and UAE government leaders. It provides the opportunity to enroll for free in a variety of courses for all Arabic speakers, and grants students accredited certificates from the MBRCGI. The Ibtekr platform also offers a set of scientific tools and methodologies designed to raise the awareness on the importance of innovation and build capabilities of designing and implementing innovative ideas. Furthermore, Ibtekr hosts innovative experiences from multiple countries that showcased their innovations at the edge of Government as part of the World Government Summit 2018, to challenge visitors to think in new and often counter intuitive ways about how the most pressing public challenges of our time can be solved.
Ibtekr platform will host an integrated knowledge database through an e-library that includes thousands of books, references, research papers, reports, and international statistical reports in all disciplines in both Arabic and English languages. It will offer master classes with leading Arabic and international figures, live-streaming for specialized sessions, workshops that boost innovation skills, and hosts talks with prominent experts from around the world. In addition, the Ibtekr platform will include Innovators Society to connect Chief Innovation Officers with a global network of experts and specialists to share experiences and best practices locally and internationally. The aim is to host seminars with international experts and specialists aiming to support the implementation of the National Strategy for Advanced Innovation, and to empower the CIOs to build the innovation ecosystem within their entities. Ibtekr platform will introduce also innovative programs in collaboration with international academic institutions, connecting innovators from the UAE with global innovators to co-create radical solutions to global challenges.