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Centre of Innovation and Excellence

Centre of Innovation and Excellence, Dubai | UAE

CIE was born of a big idea to transform the mindsets of business experts and Governmental managers. CIE is involved with the creation, development, adoption, and integration of new and renewed concepts, systems, and practices that put people and planet first. Members of CIE work across sectors to create a better world. We accelerate their success and amplify their impact through the power of coworking, community and collaboration.

What makes CIE so special? The people. We are a warm and welcoming community of researchers and practitioners, who are changing the world in big and small ways. We embrace tolerance, diversity and inclusivity, and foster the right environment for innovations to flourish. We provide our community with the spaces, connections and resources they need to work, connect, create and transform. Our mission is to unleash the spirit of innovation and excellence at Middlesex University in Dubai. We do this by providing the knowledge, environment and inspiration to all staff and students through training programmes, events and workshops. We work closely with the wider business and entrepreneurial communities to enable you to unleash your potential. You are welcome to download the CIE brochure with training events and other activities as well as the 2020 Corporate Portfolio.

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, Dubai Knowledge Park - Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
Admissions +971 (0)4 3678100

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