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Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has urged UAE-based technology innovators to sign up for YouthTech Competition 2020, the summer’s hottest hackathon for entrepreneurial start-ups, before the application deadline closes on August 8.

Open to applicants aged 18-29 years old, the YouthTech Competition 2020, run in partnership with accelerator StartAD and part of the Abu Dhabi Inspires initiative,  aims to empower and develop homegrown tech-enabled solutions to address pertinent global challenges under the themes of Education, Economy, Infrastructure, and Society.

With a cash prize of up to AED8,000 on offer to the YouthTech Competition 2020 winner, ADEK has been inundated with entries for the two-day virtual mentorship and training bootcamp, which is designed to equip innovative applicants with skills and business know-how to grow their start-up from concept to reality.

Applications for YouthTech Competition 2020 close on 8 August, with successful applicants participating in the hackathon boot camp 17-18 August. To apply, visit http://youthtech.ae/