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What is INNOVATOR Show? 

​The INNOVATOR 2018 is a key initiative under the ADEK’s Innovation Strategy.


In 2018, the INNOVATOR 2018 is delivered during the UAE Innovation Month in February 2018.


The INNOVATOR 2018 is a “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) inspired event, which demonstrates homegrown projects across the UAE. The 7-day event targets an audience aged 13+ across the UAE combined with Abu Dhabi Science Festival for exiting workshops and activities.


INNOVATOR 2018 will be held on Feb 1 2018 to Feb 7 2018 at Abu Dhabi Corniche.


 Who is an Innovator? 

§Makers                                 §Tinkerers
§Builders                                §Hackers
§Crafters                                §Hobbyists
§Engineers                             §Inventors
§Programmers                       §Designers
§Mechanics                            §Artists & more 

​ Project Categories


 INNOVATOR 2018 - Overview


 Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2018 - Workshops

There are a plenty of exciting workshops that will be offered for FREE to the public.

Please visit the site during the venue dates and collect your FREE ticket onsite.

The timings are :

SUN – THU : 4PM to 10PM

FRI – SAT: 2PM – 10PM

Below is a list of workshops that are offered in 2018

# Workshop Title Description Age group
1 Hydraulic Switch It is a levelled up project for kids who love to tinker with circuits. Participants will learn about integrating materials together to make an advanced science project. We add on to the basic Morse code project and make a hydraulic arm to switch on/off a light.  5+
2 Nutty Motor Fan In the UAE, when the sun lords over us during the summer, it is HOT! So we try ways to cool off any way we can… hence the Nutty Motor Fan! Using recycled materials, we make a motor fan with the use of our basic knowledge on circuits and electricity… It’s getting hot in here, so turn up that fan and make some cool breeze!
3 Nutty Ice – States of Matter Using a special kind of ice, we will be performing “cool” experiments. Have you ever heard “ice” sing? How about tasting your own burp? Make your own fizzy juice while making a Ziploc pop? How about a bubble shower and a short swim through clouds of smoke? These and more in this popular Nutty Scientists’ workshop.  5+
4 Nutty Motor Car A little ingenuity goes a long way! Using recyclable materials like plastic bottles, plastic lids, old skewers, an old motor from an old toy and poof! A Nutty Motor Car!!!  5+
5 Polymer Play It is one of the most popular workshops of Nutty Scientists. Slime, slime, glorious slime! But not just simple slime… here, we make glow in the dark slime and fluffy, sparkly slime. Kids get to learn states of matter while getting messy in this fun, interactive, gloriously engaging workshop. 5+
6 Smoke Launchers Have you ever seen a real, live tornado? Would you want to? This Nutty Scientists workshop will teach you how to make smoke rings and actually play with it. Want to shoot some smoke rings to a target? That is quite possible in this fun-laden workshop.
7 Sugary Structures Learn and explore the physics of towers and bridges by building it using… GUM DROPS and dried SPAGHETTI! Find out what shape would be better to build taller towers or longer bridges? How many spaghetti pillar do we use to build stronger and taller towers. What’s amazing is that they get to take their towers home and maybe eat it too! 5+
8 Camel Race Creative Robotics will take you on a journey of UAE Heritage and Tradition! Learn how to build a camel robota dn observe how different gears change the speed of the robot. Learn to program your robot to race in an arena along with equally challenging competitors. What changes can you make on your design to take the cup? 9+
9 Pop the Bubble Venture into a journey of exploring the firefly world. Learn how to build a firefly robot, equip it with a balloon and compete with other robots to pop the bubble, learn what happens when you change the structure of the robot. How to pop the maximum balloons? Let us discover together 9+
Mobile App
In this workshop, Skillbloc Innovation Communicators will teach students an innovative way to code simple yet functional Android Mobile Applications. Mobile Applications are an innovative way of solving a variety of our daily problems, through this activity students will be exposed to Coding. 11+
11 OR Surgery Emergency! Emergency! There’s been an accident! Learn some life-saving skills with this incredible drop-in medical activity. Explore the different parts and functions of the human body and work out what’s the matter with our patients before scrubbing up and getting hands-on with some real surgical kit in our life like operating theatre. Use a laparoscope and remove gallstones and cysts or clean a wound or learn how to take blood samples. If you want to become a top-class surgeon, this is your chance to scrub up and save some lives! 9+
12 Blood Lab Visit our special Blood Lab to mix up a gooey blood milkshake and even touch a real heart (if you’re feeling brave!) as you find out how the science of blood can help us diagnose disease and discover some of the cutting-edge
technology scientists use to study it. See what really happens when we get cuts and bruises and make your own blood-curdling scab to learn how they form; then take a closer look at the workings of the heart and lungs and how blood changes with oxygen.
13 Power it Up Join our team of specialists to learn all about the mysterious world of Nuclear Energy. This interactive workshop takes participants through all stages of the process of how we get so much energy from nuclear power stations. From atoms to radioactivity, chain reactions to explosions, from energy to nuclear fission this workshop has it all. Participants will get the opportunity to discover and see how the science of particle physics is helping them to switch on their mobile phones and then have the opportunity to create some of their own electricity using our unique hand power generators. 9+
14 Mini Mechanics Put on your overalls, step inside our workshop and take a look inside real engines to find out how they work. You’ll get hands on with real tools and engine parts by taking apart our engines to discover what it takes to make a car move and how to repair it when it breaks. This engaging interactive workshop simulates the environment of a real car workshop - a must for any budding engineers and mechanics! 9+
15 Micro-Coders A micro:bit is a new type of tiny microcontroller that is taking the education world by storm. Young learners are able to program this open development circuit board using a speciallydesigned drag and drop coding environment that introduces them to essentials of app development. They can write their name in lights or even create a tiny hand-held games console! In this new for 2017 workshop mini coders will get a chance to get hands-on with coding helping them to become the innovators of the future. 9+
16 Code Crackers Enter the cyber-bunker – a hi-tech hub where
you’ll crack codes, crunch data and find out how security agencies protect you from online crime. As part of a digital security team, this code-breaking mission will open your eyes to a hidden world of intrigue and enigma.
17 Cubelets Robot Blocks Welcome to the world of Cubelets – the expandable modular robotics system. Use our Cubelets to explore open-ended challenges and create your very own robot. The Cubelet system provides barrier free entry to robotics learning by using magnetic cubes to produce instantly operating robots. This simple and intuitive system allows participants to concentrate on learning about the rules of robotics and logic, without having to worry about challenging builds or programming. In this fun, fast paced workshop, participants will
become mini-robot engineers and create their
own novel, wacky and useful robots!
18 Robot Inventor Test your programming and design skills to construct and code your very own remote control robot. In this hands on workshop, participants will tackle all sorts of challenges and obstacle courses, before competing against their friends in the micro robot battle arena! Put your design and engineering skills to the test! 9+
19 3D Engineer The world is changing fast! Engineers and product designers can now create a 3D model of a product and have it built by a machine. In this hands on workshop, participants will design their own 3D object on a computer and watch as our fleet of hightech machines produce it before your eyes. Within minutes they will see their designs go from an idea in their head to a physical product in their hand. In this creative workshop, participants will learn the basics of 3D ‘CAD’ modelling, create their own personalised keyring, and then watch as it is created by one of the 3D printers in Innovation Month’s 3D printer farm! 9+
20 Laser Planes Calling all aeronautical enthusiasts – this is your chance to become a test pilot! In this exciting new workshop you’ll use CAD to design your own unique wing, before cutting it out with a laser cutter. Then it’s time to assemble it on a foam glider and take it to the testing range where you’ll use the high-speed launcher to see how your creation flies – will your design make the mark? The fun continues afterwards as you get to take your glider away with you at the end of the workshop. 9+
21 Car of the Future:
Design Challenge
Future car racing engineers put their skills to the test, designing and building their own hydrogen powered model vehicle. This hands-on workshop challenges participants, independently, with their peers, or family groups, to create, design and construct their own hydrogen powered vehicle. 9+
22 App Inventor This workshop will use an accessible and powerful coding environment that will allow students to very quickly create their own Android apps that they can download and run on their own mobile phones. By leveraging the power of the open-source MIT App Inventor software, introductory students will have the excitement of creating their first-ever working piece of software while more advanced students will quickly learn that the only limit is their imagination. Students will be able to download their work to their phones or save it online to work on later. 11+
23 Android Design Lab Take your first steps to Play Store success with
our introductory Android Design Lab! This 45 minure session will introduce you to the basics of MIT App Inventor software and we will show you how to create your first simple smartphone game. You’ll even learn to package it up and send it to your friends! In this innovative course, we give you the basics but the customisation is all down to you! Choose or create your own images or sounds, sketch out ideas for the app look and feel, then playtest your creation and refine the details as you create a classic smartphone game.
24 Mambo – Drone Pilot
Get hands-on with some uplifting technology as you control and fly a drone. Thanks to an advanced flight controller and high performance sensors, these Parrot Mambo kits are easy to manoeuvre, but it’s up to you and your team to use all your skills to complete a series of challenges. Get troubleshooting and drag and drop the code required to programme your drone to fly remotely and even take some pictures along the way… your aerial mission awaits! 9+
25 Prototyping Putting things together and bringing parts to an operational order require a variety of skills such as the ability to use measuring devices, understand tolerances, and being able to assess structural and functional aspects. In this workshop we expose attendees to the process of putting together a functional prototype. 9+
26 Electronics  Projects nowadays can seldom get away with no electronics in them. Hence a combination of light, movement, or intelligence is often a fundamental ingredient in any innovative project. In this workshop we scrape the surface of electronic assembly in a fun way that is accessible to children and adults alike. 9+
27 Woodworking Everyone has engaged in some form of woodworking at one point in their lives either at college or with an older family member. In this workshop we allow attendees to experience a bit of woodworking to the end of making a functional and a structurally-sound outcome. 9+


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