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Centre of Innovation and Excellence

Centre of Innovation and Excellence

Middlesex University Dubai aims at working very closely with organisations in the Middle East and the United Arab Emirates. Multinational enterprises have grasped the potential of the region and set up major operations in a number of key sectors and industries. The region has also seen the emergence of local companies and sovereign wealth funds on the world stage. Dubai Ports World, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, ADNOC, Emirates Airlines, Jumeirah Group of Hotels, EMAAR, Nakheel, Emirates NBD Bank Group are just some of the organisations from the region that are now playing major roles within the global business arena. With the Centre of Innovation and Excellence in place, the University aims to enhance collaboration with organisations in various verticals involving research, training and projects.

The Centre of Innovation and Excellence at Middlesex University Dubai links industry and academia to advance education, research, corporate training and outreach in key areas. This is a key step in the university to drive innovation and research to the next level. It provides a unified platform where university education in various domains can be exchanged between the academic and corporate world. The centre deals with specialised discipline areas which are mentored by faculty from several departments and industry experts.

The centre has certain key areas that operate in tandem to encourage specialised research and consulting. With active involvement of industry partners in specialised areas, it will promote research projects on live data and will encourage students and faculty to publish their results.

Download the latest brochure with training events and other activities of CIE at: CIE Portfolio 2019

Dr Evangelos Moustakas 
Head of Centre of Innovation and Excellence

e. e.moustakas@mdx.ac.ae
t. +971 (0)44 335 637


Knowledge transfer and exchange is the process of working collaboratively with industry to marry cutting-edge university research with the business ambitions of an organisation. The Centre of Innovation and Excellence (CIE) partners with industry to identify and pursue mutually beneficial business objects through collaborative agreements.

CIE has an experienced team of distinguished researchers and highly skilled professionals with outstanding experience in training and consulting. It helps corporations and professionals develop breakthrough strategic solutions in order to drive sustainable business impact. Our mission is to help organisations in the UAE as well as internationally improve their knowledge and skills and to enable them to achieve their goals in the business world.

Some of the activities of CIE include:

  • Distinguished lecture series
  • Collaborative research centres with industry
  • Training workshops
  • Identifying successful management practices
  • Benchmarking
  • Access to industry databases
  • Conferences
  • Customised certificate programmes for specific industries
  • Industry round tables
  • Management development programmes

Middlesex University Dubai integrates with various organisations and organises multiple events on campus for both our students and for corporates.


Middlesex University Dubai integrates with various organisations and organises multiple events on campus for both our students and for corporates.

Middlesex University Dubai, Dubai Knowledge Park - Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
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