Ms. Lata Ganisetty

21st of September marked the day of “The Innovation Summit 2016” and The Oxford School took part in it, with great enthusiasm and anticipation. The event venue was the gorgeous Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, Dubai, kicking off at 09:30 am.
A group of 15 students, proud members of the Innovation club accompanied by Ms. Lata Ganisetty took off for the summit. In the ballroom, excitement fizzled in the air until finally, it began with a welcome speech by H.E. Abdul Basit Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME.
He quoted, “Business, Art and Innovation fuse here in Dubai”!
Furthermore, we had the award ceremony for the 3 winners of Disruptive Innovator Awards 2016 in 3 different categories. Watching the prizes presented to young innovative minds hopefully had inspired our own students.
Following this, keynote speakers came up on stage. First, Tim Jones of the University of Cambridge, speaking his mind on “Six challenges of the Future”. Students were clearly impressed and inspired by his thoughts and findings. For more information on this, visit:
Next Keynote speaker was the very famous Red Hat Open Source Innovation for Emerging Nations , educating us on how technology will drive the future generation.
After hours of discussion and presentation, any event calls for a lunch break. Students enjoyed the wonderful lunch buffet presented by the Atlantis Hotel.
Finally, to wrap things up, a panel discussion consisting of famous 6 innovators who work in UAE itself, trying to bring about a change gathered and spoke their minds. The discussion topic was a total eye catcher, “Building the happiest city”.
The trip aim was to allow students mind exposed to a broader scale of the world of innovation and its place in our lives and to show them the worth of an idea. It’s cost and importance of the same and so marked the end of an exciting yet informative day.

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In line with the announcement of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and in compliance with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE Innovation Week in November, 2016, a high-profile event to mark innovative achievements, and in line with DEWA’s strategy to become A Sustainable Innovative World-Class Utility, DEWA has launched one of the innovation week activities (Shams Dubai Solar Rollers) .
 What is Shams Dubai Solar Rollers? 
An energy-focused design challenge competition for high school teams. Each team designs, builds, tests and races a custom solar-powered radio-controlled race car. Videos and more information can be found at
How difficult is this challenge?
 Shams Dubai Solar Rollers is designed to support beginner teams using a template design with just a few handheld power tools in a normal classroom. It also appeals to more advanced technology classrooms using CNC machines, 3D printers, vacuum lamination, advanced circuitry, etc. We urge every team to challenge themselves to create and thoroughly test the most efficient, reliable and powerful car that they can possibly bring to the race.
Five students from year 10 are participating in this challenge and attended the launch in November where they have explained the program and provided with the kit. They then joined the online tutorial to take their training and are in the process of making the solar roller which they shall compile by March for the competition.

Innovation Club helps to engage students in innovative and creative activities apart from providing opportunities for Hands-on activities.  The key and immediate objective of the Innovation Club is to create awareness, educate, nurture and inculcate a culture of innovation amongst school children and to enable them to generate new ideas and become more innovative.