Innovation

Mission & Vision    

Director General’s Message

The UAE great achievements in various fields, particularly in the ICT sector, is the result of hard work and enlightened thinking of a wise leadership that works to achieve its people’s happiness as a top priority.

Innovation and creativity have no limits or restrictions in the UAE, and the door is open for everyone to contribute effectively. From here, I invite you to work in team spirit, and to believe that shaping the future needs the will of sincere men and women, who love their country, and express their love through creative work and ideas

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

Director General
Mission & Vision    

Innovation CIO Message

Our wise leadership considers innovation a top priority as one of the main enablers of sustainable development and knowledge-based economy, as well as an important factor in keeping pace with the major developments we are witnessing today, namely, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence. In this context, we, in TRA, have prepared a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing the culture of innovation, making it an integral part of all TRA work stages. Let’s innovate.

Eng. Saif Bin Ghelaita

Director Technology Development Affairs Department, Chief Officer of Innovation
Innovation Policy

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innovation tools

ToolDescription
Future shaping tools
Innovation Flowchart tool I want to look ahead to understand what I need to do to bring my idea to life.
Evidence planning tool I want to look ahead by defining the outcomes from my work.
Developing clear plans tools
SWOT Analysis tool I want to develop a clear plan by evaluating how I am doing and what my options are.
Business Model Canvas I want to develop a clear plan on how to grow my idea into something bigger.
Building Partnership Map I want to develop a clear plan for working with other groups that have the same vision as me.
Learning Loop tool I want to develop a clear plan by improving upon what I’ve done before.
Clarifying Priorities Tools
Experience Tour tool I want to clarify my priorities by learning from first hand experiences.
Problem definition tool I want to clarify my priorities by focusing on key critical issues.
Cause Diagram tool I want to clarify my priorities by breaking down a complex issue.
Theory of Change I want to clarify my priorities by defining my goals and the path to reach them.
Collecting inputs from others tools
People shadowing I want to collect inputs from others by observing and learning from everyday life.
Interview Guide I want to collect inputs from others in a conversation that uncovers their perspective.
Question Ladder I want to collect inputs from others by getting to the heart of what motivates people.
Story world I want to collect inputs from others to ensure my work is relevant to the people I’m working for.
Knowing the people we are working with tools
People and connections map  I want to know the people I'm working with by clarifying relationships between stakeholders.
Target group  I want to know the people I'm working with by better defining who I am trying to reach.
Personas  I want to know the people I'm working with by visualising their key characteristics.
Promises and potentials map  I want to know the people I'm working with by defining how my offering is new to them.
Generating new ideas
Creative workshop  I want to generate new ideas by working together with people who experience and solve problems.
Fast Idea generator  I want to generate new ideas by thinking differently.
Thinking hats  I want to generate new ideas by framing a constructive discussion with my team.
Value mapping  I want to generate new ideas by aligning our work based on shared values.
Testing and Improving tools
Improving triggers  I want to test and improve by understanding what is most effective in my work.
Prototype testing plan  I want to test and improve by collecting useful feedback on my work at different phases.
Experience map  I want to test and improve by creating an overview of how I engage with my stakeholders.
Blueprint  I want to test and improve by crafting a detailed overview of our operations and resources.
Sustaining and implementing tools
Marketing mix I want to sustain and implement by better engaging people that can benefit from my work.
Critical tasks lists I want to sustain and implement by executing my plan without being overwhelmed.
Business plan I want to sustain and implement by launching or growing what I do.
Scaling plan I want to sustain and implement while exploring different ways of increasing the scale of my work.  
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innovation channel

Mission & Vision

innovation Ambassadors

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Innovation Team to align on objectives, tasks and expectations
  • Lead “Mini-Innovation Labs” in Departments
  • Filter submitted ideas to ensure that they are innovation ideas as opposed to suggestions
  • Join Accelerator Teams for Idea Testing & Validation and Business Case development
  • Track employee innovation performance and participation
  • Educate and raise awareness of innovation tools
  • Transfer knowledge obtained from MBR Center for Government Innovation
  • Take ownership of the implementation of culture shaping mechanisms