UAE launches Industrial Revolution X programme

The Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the launch of a nation-wide programme titled ‘Industrial Revolution X’ (IR-X). The programme, which complements UAE’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is aimed at ‘equipping UAE nationals with the knowledge, skills and hands-on expertise required to keep apace with modern technologies and scientific advancements occurring globally’. Implemented in partnership with international and local organisations, IR-X is built around three tracks: entrepreneurship (to support start-ups), employment (to support individuals in finding jobs that match their expertise and skills), and research (to support research in areas pertaining to the fourth industrial revolution’.