Museum of the Future (Dubai)

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The Museum of the Future is a unique incubator for futuristic innovations and design, currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Opening in 2019, the Museum will become the world’s largest and most exciting way to discover tomorrow’s trends and opportunities.

History[edit]

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the plans for a new Museum of the Future, on 4th March, 2015, that is intended to actively produce futuristic inventions and support the UAE’s mission to be a global innovation engine.[1]

On 30th June 2015, Dubai revealed plans to build the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, the "Office of The Future". The project is the first major initiative of the Museum of the Future. [2]

On 7th February 2016, is Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Museum of the Future exhibition,organised by the Dubai Foundation for the Museum of the Future as part of the World Government Summit 2016. [3]

On 17th February 2016, Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation announced the launch of Global Blockchain Council to explore and discuss current and future applications, and organise transactions through the Blockchain platform.[4]

On 28th March 2016, Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation launched Mostaqbal Portal, an innovative initiative to cover the latest findings of the technology and science sector on a daily basis by publishing studies, research findings, visual material and infographics in Arabic in simplified and easy-to-understand language.[5]

On 20th April 2016, The Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation together with the Institute for Digital Archaeology, UNESCO and the universities of Harvard and Oxford today unveiled a life-sized, 3D printed restoration of the archway to the temple in Palmyra, destroyed by Daesh in 2015. [6]

On 24th April 2016, Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched ‘Dubai Future Foundation’. Under the new Structure, The Museum of the Future became a part of the Dubai Future Foundation. [7]

On 27 April 2016, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, issued Law No. 06 of 2016, on the Dubai Foundation for the Museum of the Future. Pursuant to the new Law, the name, Dubai Foundation of the Future replaced the name, Dubai Foundation for the Museum of the Future. [8]

On 10th February 2017 and 9th February 2018, The Museum of the future opened temporarily at Madinat Jumeirah during the World Government Summit.

Concept[edit]

As well as providing a permanent home for the world’s greatest innovations, the Museum of the Future will work to stimulate and incubate imaginative solutions to the challenges of future cities. It will bring together researchers, designers, inventors and financiers under one roof. This integrated environment will empower creative minds to test, fund and market their ideas for futuristic prototypes and services.

The Museum will be located in the Emirates Towers area near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, and will open in 2019. Visitors will be able to experience the future through cutting-edge simulations and interactive demonstrations.

The Museum will host a group of innovation labs focusing on health, education, smart cities, energy and transport in addition to a permanent section on future innovations in all fields. It will provide a platform to demonstrate and test the latest inventions from world-leading tech giants and up-and-coming start-ups, as well as collaborations between companies and leading research institutes and universities.

The Museum will hold scientific conferences and offer advanced courses and specialized workshops on design and innovation covering the latest scientific developments, trends and designs as well as their practical applications.

It will contribute strongly to education by developing new curricula and novel approaches to design, innovation and entrepreneurship for students all over the world, in collaboration with experts.

Once fully functioning, the Museum will become a major center for anticipating future trends in all scientific and technological fields, collaborating with governments from all over the world to develop solutions for their current and future work and service challenges.[9]

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