Emirates Youth Professional School

Professional Program In Design & Prototype Of IoT Applications For Smart Cities

The Program

This program will equip you with skills in design thinking for identification of needs & ideation, IT & business innovation, and building IoT applications for smarter cities, as well as to deliver influential elevator pitches. The program delivers its objectives through a mix of in-person workshops, coaching & mentoring sessions

Innovation Design Thinking - Defining Needs and Challenges
On the first day, you will be introduced to the concept of “smart cities” and the “design thinking” approach. In particular, you will learn to define needs and challenges across smart cities in the UAE using Cisco’s “Design Thinking Framework”. At the end of the session, each team will arrive to a problem definition relating to smart cities
Physical Prototyping - Design and Build a Physical Prototype
On the second day, teams will be working to elaborate on their solution ideas and create a working prototype of the device. This session will also contain technical demos/ presentations on IoT technologies, how to use IoT to solve a problem, as well as how to turn any object into a smart and connected device
Presentation & Awards
On the third day, you will receive a training on “presentation skills” and “elevator pitching”. The different teams will have time to finalize their prototype and prepare for the final pitch in front of the panel. At the end of the day, there will be a selection of the winning team(s) and an award ceremony

Admission Requirements

1) Should have either a business, basic programming or basic electronics background
2) Basic programming knowledge required


Degree Required : Bachelor's Degree
Job Experience Required : None