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Every era, time and culture has its own challenges. Today, we are preoccupied with questions of health and wellbeing, safety and trust, identity and adaptive regulation. It is in these moments that human ingenuity emerges, with its ability to craft new solutions and shape technology to guide us into the light.

In today’s world of rapid change and technological advancement, government innovation is more important than ever! By embracing experimentation and non obvious solutions, we develop new ways to impact citizens’ lives and change our world for the better.

Shaping new worlds starts at the edge, not at the core. We shed light on the unusual and unexpected before it becomes the new mainstream.
The Edge of Government 2018 is a journey from the dark into the light.

Let today’s brightest ideas inspire us all, when faced with the challenges of tomorrow.

You are light.

Jumeirah Emirates Tower Boulevard
United Arab Emirates

Edge of

Visitors will experience
leading government
innovations from
across the globe

The global exhibits were evaluated across three key criteria and will only be showcasing innovation practices that go beyond “the usual suspects” typically “below the radar”.


Degree of newness and uniqueness associated with each innovation


Magnitude and scope of improvement to government attributable to each innovation


Potential for replication in other countries and regions

The Mohammed Bin
Rashid Centre for
Government Innovation

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation was established to stimulate and enrich the culture of innovation within the government sector through the development of an integrated innovation framework. The goal is for innovation to become one of the key pillars of the UAE government in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AlMaktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to develop government operations and enhance the UAE’s competitiveness, making the UAE one of the most innovative governments around the world.