About INNOVATOR Programme

A comprehensive programme designed to nurture innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship within the UAE community. Comprising four main components: the Show, the Space, the Tour and the Magazine, INNOVATOR unleashes the scientific creativity in teenagers. By providing inspiration, making facilities and celebrating innovation role models, INNOVATOR facilitates the creation and realization of home-grown inventions (ages 13+) throughout the different stages of their innovation development from inspiration to creation.


The Space

INNOVATOR Space is an open access making space packed with professional grade equipment and staffed by professionals where tinkerers, crafters, and makers of every level can work and share inspiration and learnings with peers and experts. Developed and operated in partnership with TechShop, the global leader in running open access "makers spaces" in the USA and worldwide, INNOVATOR SPACE is at the heart of Abu Dhabi's technology innovation community where professionals and amateurs collaborate to turn their ideas into reality.

The 1,000+ m2 workspace is located in Al Zeina, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi.


The Show

An annual interactive event aimed at celebrating the local innovators and bringing together talented members of the UAE community to showcase their creative projects and engage with international makers and entrepreneurs. INNOVATOR is an exciting interactive event for innovators of all ages to enjoy and share their passion and creativity.


The Tour

A series of training and educational activities set all year round offering school and university students’ skill-based workshops across the UAE to inspire them on hands-on science and technology learning. The tour also spreads awareness about a range of helpful making tools to stimulate further interest in innovation.


The Magazine

A comprehensive guide showcasing the best-in-class ideas coming to fruition and the sponsors and partners helping make it happen. The magazine will also provide DIY 'how-to' tips and resources.

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THE INNOVATOR PROGRAMME, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ABU DHABI TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (TDC), IS A COMPREHENSIVE INITIAT​IVE DESIGNED TO NURTURE INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

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Contact Us: info@innovator.ae

Tel: +971 2 6511200

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