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DEWA launches AED 120,000 app competition

Utility wants students to develop app that promotes environmental awareness amongst children.

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Al Tayer: DEWA wants to promote environmental awareness and a culture of energy and water conservation.
Al Tayer: DEWA wants to promote environmental awareness and a culture of energy and water conservation.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the App Master competition for university students to develop a smart entertaining application for seven year olds and older.

DEWA aims to use the app to promote environmental awareness and a culture of energy and water conservation.

The competition is open for university students in the UAE from 25 January 2015 to 31 March 2015.

“This App Master Competition supports marking 2015 the Year of Innovation, and spreading a culture of innovation as part of our strategy to support sustainable development. The competition also supports our strategy to enhance social development and raise awareness on rational consumption of energy and water resources, especially amongst the next generation,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Winning individuals and teams will receive prizes totalling AED 120,000. DEWA will honour the top five winners at a ceremony that will be held next June.

The apps have to be original or true works of the participant, not copyrighted or patented by any other party. The apps have to be free from any technical faults, easy to use by seven-year-olds and above.

The apps have to support both iOS and Android operating systems. Participants have to send the source code to DEWA on a USB to PO Box 564 Dubai for evaluation.

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