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Bee'ah, Madar Farms, See Nexus attend Sharjah's SRTI Park Labs

Second SRTI Park Labs session explores how environmental technology can drive disruption and the circular economy

SRTI Park in Sharjah.
SRTI Park in Sharjah.

Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) recently hosted its second session of SRTI Park Labs, with the event – attended by officials from Bee’ah, See Nexus, Madar Farms, Vegi Tech, and American University of Sharjah (AUS), in addition to other researchers and energy experts – exploring how technology could be used to promote environmental sustainability.

Topics discussed during the session included disruptive environmental technology for circular economies, global applications of environmental technology, and how triple-helix partnerships may “guarantee a greener tomorrow”.

READ: AUS, Cybe's SRTI Park 3D-printed house the 'perfect triple helix'

Participants reviewed model projects that could help create a cleaner and more economical environment, as well as discussed how technology could cut resource-wastage and global success stories in the environmental technology sector.

SRTI Park’s chief executive officer, HE Hussain Al Mahmoudi, said Sharjah had “come a long way in the field of sustainability” following efforts by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, adding that the emirate ranked “among the top cities in the region for sustainable development”.

The session ended with attendees touring sustainable projects that are being developed within SRTI Park in fields such as housing construction, sustainable agriculture, and desalination and energy.

Commenting on the session, Bee’ah’s CEO, Khalid Al Huraimel, said: Bee'ah had been a strong advocate for circular economy in the region, based on the "twin pillars of sustainability and technology".

He added: “We have used disruptive environmental technologies, in waste management, renewable energy, and sustainable transport; to achieve milestones like the Middle East’s highest waste diversion rate of 76%, and the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant.

“We look forward to working closely with SRTI Park to further enable the UAE's vision of creating and maintaining a sustainable environmental ecosystem.”

CEO of See Nexus, Dr Muawiya Radaideh, and Madar Farms’ founder and CEO, Abdul Aziz Al Mulla, were among the audience members, with each executive respectively speaking on the global applications of environmental technology and working with the UAE’s education and government sectors to drive water conservation.

Head of sustainability at AUS, Rose Armor, reviewed global efforts to drive the circular economy, and agro-tech company Vegi Tech’s co-founder and chief operating officer, Hemant Julka, reviewed plans implemented for sustainable technology development in agricultural projects, SRTI Park said in a statement.

SRTI Park Labs is a series of events hosted at the park’s premises to display the applications of smart cities.

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