From incredible architectural pavilion designs to 200k gold to be used in the world’s largest Holy Quran, Expo 2020 Dubai promises to deliver on its word of ‘Creating Minds, Creating the Future’.
During the 6-month long event (1st October – 31 March), there will be up to 60 live events each day with world-class music, dance and art. With 192 country pavilions on show, more than 200 eateries, and a programme packed with unique experiences – one visit to Expo 2020 certainly won’t be enough.
But what does life after Expo 2020 (1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022) look like one may ask? Well, many companies including Siemens, DP World, Terminus Group, Atlas Capital Holding, are some of the companies already planning to set-up their R&D & tech presence within District 2020, the legacy project of Expo 2020 Dubai and Dubai’s news smart city of the future.
District 2020 it is a sustainable mixed-use community built with human centricity at its core and will contribute to the growth of Dubai’s innovation economy. The smart innovation hub will foster cross-industry collaborations, where companies of all sizes operating across key growth industries of construction & smart cities, education, digital health, smart mobility & logistics and technology (AI, Blockchain, Big Data & IoT) can innovate and develop their activities & operations further.
Continuing with the Expo 2020 Dubai theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, more than 80% of the buildings and infrastructure, including digital infrastructure built for Expo 2020 Dubai will be inherited by District 2020.
As the vision for District 2020 reflects Expo 2020 Dubai’s themes of Sustainability, Opportunity and Mobility, the LEED Gold certified area is complete with a 45,900 sq m parkland, 10km of cycling tracks, 5km of jogging tracks, the Dubai Exhibition Centre and the Children & Science Centre, providing a work and lifestyle environment that will constantly evolve to cater to the changing needs of its future workers and residents.
For UK firms planning to expand and develop their R&D & tech operations in the region, District 2020 offers the right solution and destination to be part of an innovative ecosystem, where opportunities for further collaborations with other leading pioneering companies within the tech space are endless.
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