As people across the world were forced into a lockdown and 'socially distance' to curb the outbreak, the World Health Organization and other health authorities also called for 'medical distancing' to minimize physical contact between patients and healthcare providers in order to limit exposure and transmission as well as allocate hospital capacity to more critical cases. And while not a solution to the emergency, telemedicine has fast become an essential part of the response to the outbreak.
No match for popular conglomerates-backed giant hypermarkets and without the infrastructure of the now much-favored e-grocery sector, a little corner shop in one of Dubai's oldest low-cost residential districts has found its own way to digital transformation to stay afloat amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Organized by The Assembly, a one-of-a-kind collaborative community makerspace and Smart lab located within the in5 innovation center in Dubai Knowledge Park, the not-for-profit initiative brought together learners, students, entrepreneurs and makers to learn and share hands-on tech skills, explore new ideas and bring them to life.
Harmeek Singh, when he first arrived in Dubai 15 years ago, could probably have not imagined that he’d become the founder and CEO of a homegrown business known for redefining the UAE’s events industry- but you could perhaps tell he was on his way there if you were to hear his recipe for startup success.
Dubai Startup Hub’s Emirati Development Programme is designed to identify, develop and mentor promising UAE national talent interested in pursuing entrepreneurship or private sector opportunities as a career path.