UAE Government Announces $1M Drone Prize

Do you have an idea for how drones can be benefit humanity? You might be able to turn that idea into cash if you can execute!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has just announced Drones For Good Award. The competition has two separate awards: An international competition that anyone in the world can enter as well as a national competition that is restricted for just citizens and residents of the UAE.

The national competition prize is 1,000,000 UAE dirham (about $272,000). This is geared towards ideas that involve using drone technology to help the UAE government services within the next 12 months. This will focus mainly on different sectors in education, health, transportation, civil defense, and tourism. They plan to announce the winner in November of this year!

The international competition is really what is getting the world excited. The first place prize: $1,000,000 USD. It will reward the best ideas for using drone technology to improve the UAE government services within the next 36 months. The winner of this competition will be announced at the UAE Government Summit in February of 2015.

Visit the UAE Drones For Good Award website to learn more! Good luck!

Check out the video below for inspiration 🙂