Expo 2020

  • Construction of Dubai-Abu Dhabi Hyperloop system to begin in 2019

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (Hyperloop TT, HTT) announced the appointment of leading design and engineering firm, Dar Al-Handasah (founding member of the Dar Group), to assist in bringing the Abu Dhabi commercial system to reality.

  • CTA predicts that smart cities spending will reach $34.35 billion by 2020

    Significant investment from the CTA (Consumer Technology Association) and financial company Deloitte - has helped highlight the opportunities presented by the emerging sector in smart cities technology and solutions at this year’s CES 2018. The Consumer Technology Association has estimated that spending in the smart city sector will reach $34.35 billion by 2020.

  • DEWA sets aside $1.15bn to support Expo 2020 Dubai

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has allocated $1.15bn (AED4.26bn) to supply the Expo 2020 Dubai with electricity and water as well as supporting its electricity and water infra projects using the latest smart systems as the Official Sustainable Energy Partner of Expo 2020.

  • District 2020 reveals plan for Dubai-based blockchain campus

    District 2020, Chinese investment and incubation company, announced a collaboration with Shanghai-based Atlas Capital Holding as the latest tenant to join its development project.

  • European aviation firm unveils ‘electric flying car’ concept

    Slovakian aviation firm AeroMobil has unveiled its futuristic electric flying car concept which is set to go into production in 2020. At a press briefing, the company introduced its AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL which has been specifically designed for intra-city travel in an effort to alleviate the chronic traffic issues posed by urban congestion.

  • Expo 2020 Dubai and Nissan partner to help shape the future of intelligent mobility

    Expo 2020 Dubai is joining forces with leading vehicle manufacturer Nissan to demonstrate and showcase the future of intelligent mobility - starting with a fleet that includes electric vehicles.

  • Internet of Things spend in the UAE to exceed $35 billion by 2019

    EOH International and wasl Asset Management Group are leading UAE digital innovation with real-time visitor experiences, Internet of Things-connected fleets, and blockchain-backed leases, industry experts announced today.

  • Jaguar and Land Rover announce that every model launched from 2020 will be ‘electrified’

    From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified. The company made the announcement at its inaugural Tech Fest, a series of debates and a free public exhibition about the future of mobility.

  • Scale2Dubai initiative launches to attract global start-ups for Expo 2020

    District 2020 has launched a global entrepreneur programme, Scale2Dubai, which enables start-ups and small businesses to expand internationally by becoming part of its innovation ecosystem.

  • Smart cities: boundless business potential or a threat to cybersecurity?

    Smart cities are expected to boost lucrative business opportunities across the UAE and the wider GCC region. However, the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology underpinning these complex and interconnected urban networks, offers a considerably expanded attack surface for cyber adversaries of all kinds, according to a report launched today by Digital14, a UAE-based trusted advisor in digital transformation and cyber resilience.

  • Smart city solutions the key aspect of SAP’s strategy in MENA

    SAP had a strong presence at Mobile World Congress this year, featuring a connected car demo, a connected stadium demo, and an announced collaboration with Apple to deliver the expanded SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS. In addition, SAP named its new Head of Telco for the MENA region, Mr. Bulent Unsal, who said the Middle East and North Africa is an important region for the company where it has formed partnerships with local telcos to implement smart city solutions.

  • The UAE: an abundance of smart cities

    We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, the most advanced revolution of all time which has been driven by the creation and adoption of emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR), among others.

  • UAE Minister of AI believes EXPO 2020 will inspire change

    The UAE’s Minister for AI Omar Sultan Al Olama has openly expressed his belief that EXPO 2020 will be the greatest exhibition in its decorated and storied history. EXPO 2020 is expected to have a $30bn ripple effect if it is as successful as being projected.