08:00 to 09:45

10:00 to 10:02
UAE National Anthem

10:02 to 10:05
Maker Faire Dubai: Opening Film

10:05 to 10:10
Opening Remarks
Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Mehairi
Secretary General
Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for
Distinguished Academic Performance, United Arab Emirates

10:10 to 10:20
Opening Remarks by
Dale Dougherty
Co-founder and CEO
Maker Media,United States of America

10:20 to 10:30
Special Speaker Presentation
Young inventors and their impact on the communities
How is it like being an inventor at a young age and how big of an impact we as a youth in steam could have on our communities.
Fatima Alkaabi
Youngest Emirati Inventor
United Arab Emirates

10:30 to 11:00
Exhibition Tour

11:00 to 11:30
Keynote Speaker – A World of Our Making
As humans we are called to create, invent, shape and reshape, build and break, make and remake the world around us. We use all kinds of tools, materials and most importantly our own minds to create change.
Dale Dougherty
Co-founder and CEO
Maker Media,United States of America

11:30 to 12:00
Keynote Speaker – Technologies to reduce food waste
The mission of Moodbytes as a business platform is to form a fully-featured ecosystem, bringing together all food processes (growers, logistic companies, buyers, customers, big and small companies, etc.) into a single blockchain platform. In order to connect them in a sustainable way, and reward them in the same way.
Marcio Barradas
CEO & Founder
Moodbytes & Foodlinks, Spain

12:00 to 12:30
Lunch Break

12:30 – 13:30
Fun competition

13:30 to 14:00
Keynote Speaker
Protection of the intellectual right of innovators in the GCC States.
To promote awareness of the importance of protecting the intellectual right of industry and creators. Emphasize the positive impact of the intellectual property system on the national economy.
Eng. Abdullah Bin Saleh Al Mazroa
Acting Director General of GCC Patent Office
Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia

14:00 to 14:30
Keynote speaker – Making My Fab Scooter
Mr. Kuramoto was working in the field of Technical Communication (producing computer manuals) for more than a decade when he got injured by a traffic accident in 2000 and had difficulty in walking since then. He accidentally encountered with Electric Scooter in Hawaii and started to use one (made in Taiwan) in Japan. In 2015, he started to try to design and make his own Electric Scooter, almost all by himself, using Fablab network both in Japan and global). By achieving the “freedom of movement” himself, it changed his life.
Yoshisuke Kuramoto
Maker of Fab Scooter

Izumi Aizu
Tama University, Japan

14:30 to 15:30
Award Ceremony:
– Innovators Competition Award Ceremony


08:00 to 09:45

10:00 to 10:10
Keynote Speaker – Innovation in UAE
The United Arab Emirates has adopted in its national strategy interesting innovation, innovators, makers, creativity and nurturing talented on two tracks: first track of the government. The second is the Civil path. At the government level the UAE has thrown all its energies to support innovation in substance and has established councils for young scientists monitored the funds necessary to support innovations, and we saw the gate of a missionary in the quality of patents which are recorded the names of the Sons of the UAE and the increase in their number also.
H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim
Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates

10:10 to 10:20
Keynote Speaker
H.E. Huda Al Hashimi
Assistant to the Director General for Strategy and Innovation UAE Prime Minister Office

10:20 to 10:50
Keynote speaker –
HCT InncuVation Spaces – We Innovate …. Venture …. And Incubate
With accelerated changes in technology and therefore, employer/market requirements, as well as the need for specific 4th industrial revolution related skills, the approach to competency and skills based learning need to change. Hence, HCT responded to those challenges and established the “inncuVation Spaces”
H.E. Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi
President and CEO
Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates

10:50 to 11:20
Keynote Speaker – Economic Sustainability through Innovation
This lecture talks about the actual value of ideas and their transformation from intellectual creativity to an innovation with a personal, International and global economy.
Ahmad AlSaleh
Ebot System & Producer of Maker Faire, Kuwait

11:20 to 11:50
Keynote Speaker – Grassroots Innovation and Social Impact
How grassroots innovation creates a more effective solution to real-world problems and attain social impact. What were the challenges of developing technology through academic research and how to overcome the hurdles of building a social enterprise to make an efficient, organic system that disrupts the status quo?
Aisa A. Mijeno
Co-Founder and CEO
SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting Corp.), Philippines

11:50 to 12:30
Lunch Break

12:30 – 13:30
Fun competition

13:30 to 14:00
Keynote Speaker – Designing Emergent Futures
How to enable the mass distribution of almost anything through a full stack approach?
Tomas Diez
Instigator, Fab City Research Laboratory
Co-Founder, Smart Citizen

14:00 to 14:30
Keynote speaker – Your Inner Inventor
To encourage whoever wants to be an inventor even if they scored a F or D.
Reem Almarzouqi
innovation specialist
United Arab Emirates

14:30 to 15:30
Award Ceremony – FLL Competition


08:00 to 09:45

10:00 to 10:30
Keynote Speaker – Broadening Reach and Impact Through Making
With the rapidly growing interest in project based learning and increasing availability of desktop manufacturing tools in makerspaces around the world, we are experiencing a wave of disruption in how we design, make and use products. As the Creative Lead for the Maker LAB at Cornell Tech, my focus has been how can we empower learners of all ages and backgrounds to express their ideas and make new relationships through making.
Niti Parikh
Creative Lead, MakerLAB
Cornell Tech, USA

10:30 to 11:00
Keynote Speaker – Becoming (almost) anything
The job title of our sons has not been invented yet. The future is an ocean of opportunity that requires a completely different approach and attitude. Anyone can become anything. Follow the life of a civil engineering in continuous evolution who shifted his career from digging pile foundations 20 meters below sea level to real estate, to maker, to fab labber, to educator and to digital nomad. So far.
Francisco Sanchez
The Beach Lab, Spain

11:00 to 11:30
Keynote Speaker – Prospects, Impact and future of Information Technology
One cannot deny the importance of information technology in our lives today, be it personally, socially or even in corporate led environment. Tariq Al-Barwani, Oman’s award-winning IT personality who has created many projects that has impacted thousands of users and organizations in the Sultanate, will share the prospects of the medium, how it can impact people, organizations and the country as a whole and finally where are we heading in the future. The talk is open for everyone and anyone that is interested to learn about information technology as a tool, career or an enabler.
Tariq Al Barwani
Knowledge Oman, Sultanate of Oman

11:30 to 12:00
Keynote Speaker
Idea to Impact – What they don’t tell you about the innovation journey
In 2017, my co-founders and I founded our startup around technology that “creates drinking water from air”. A year and half later, our company Majik Water has partnered with two of the largest companies in the world and is doing work in 5 countries. How did we get here? This is our story of IDEA to IMPACT, the journey of innovation and key lessons they don’t teach you about the realities of entrepreneurship.
Anastasia Kaschenko
Chief Technology Officer
Majik Water, Kenya

12:00 to 12:30
Keynote Speaker – Microwave Technology for Polyester Upcycling
We are all aware about the environmental problems caused by the improper use of plastics and in the same time we are all aware about the contribution of plastics as food containers preserving the quality of our food. The recycling of plastic is fundamental to continue to use this material and in the same time avoiding the environmental damages. But is the recycling efficient? Is the plastic recycling circular? Unfortunately, it is not because many reason which will be explained in the speech. With gr3n technology the circularity of PET/Polyester is achievable. I will explain how and the results of the development of the technology.
Maurizio Crippa
Chief Executive Officer
Gr3n, Switzerland

12:00 to 13:00
Awards Ceremony:
– Hackathon Award Ceremony
– Best Projects Ceremony
– Awarding the Supporting Institutes