The Assembly hosts over 20 DIY Projects at Show & Tech
Source: Market Buzz for The Aseembly , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon May 7, 2018 3:31 pm

UAE. The Assembly, the region’s first Smart Lab-Maker Space and Community Learning Initiative based in Dubai, concluded its first Show & Tech, an exhibition featuring innovative DIY projects contributed by tech enthusiasts of all ages from around the country.

The annual event held for the first time on 5th May 2018 at the In5 Tech space in Dubai Knowledge Park, saw over 20 projects from across 10 Education Institutions and over 200 visitors.

Billed as 'The Projects of The Future', The Assembly showcased projects from the innovation-focused community around smart technologies such as the Internet Of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Smart Homes and Virtual Reality.

The projects were judged by Ammar Al Malik, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsouce Zone, Khalifa Al Qama, from the Dubai Future Foundation, and Aby Sam Thomas, Editor–In–Chief at Entrepreneur Middle East. After meticulously checking every project, the three winners picked were:

First Prize: Assisted Living For All - interface to allow easy computer interaction for disabled by Mohammad Mushtaq
Second Prize: Iris - Smart glasses platform to assist dementia patients by Fares Bou Najm and Mustafa El Sayed from American University in Dubai
Third Prize: Autonomous plant irrigation & monitoring system by Juzar Gulamali, Afreen Aarza, Zoha Arif Ansari, Ameena Sulaiman from BITS Pilani, Dubai
A special prize was given to the youngest team present at the event. The group of students representing New Academy School comprising Abbas Sayed, Mohammad Faieq, Mohammad Atef showcased their rendition of a Smart and Sustainable Future City.

Prashant K. Gulati, founder, entrepreneur at The Assembly, said, “It was very encouraging to see the response to our call for projects to showcase at Show & Tech. The universities sent their best projects for the community to see. The kind of technology and their applications were eye-opening and it is heartening to see the current generation of solution finders actually use technology in meaningful ways. This event was a true representation of the philosophy that The Assembly represents – that the community has embraced technology and are building solutions that are currently and locally relevant.”

Show & Tech 2018 also provided the community a chance to interact with a friend of The Assembly, Sheban Naim. His story of his work with Drones, and his journey as a Maker and Tech Entrepreneur was very inspiring to the audience present.

Photo Captions:
1. (above)  Prashant K. Gulati, founder, entrepreneur at The Assembly
2. (inset)   For illustrative purposes only (File photo)

About Prashant K. Gulati
Prashant K. Gulati (popularly known as PK) is an entrepreneur, idea accelerator, angel investor, mentor and writer with interests in innovation, startups, entrepreneurship, technology, mobility, wireless, intelligent buildings, online media and more.

About Show & Tech
Show and Tech is an annual showcase for the community of DIY enthusiasts - from students to working professionals - to bring their electronics / technology projects to an audience of start-ups and the community in general.

For more information on the event, visit

About The Assembly
The Assembly is a community technology lab and workspace based out of in5 Tech in Dubai Knowledge Park. Through workshops and events, The Assembly aims to bring the innovator community together and promote a variety of skills through collaboration on projects using the latest technology.

The Assembly: Hack stream focuses on projects using embedded systems involving the Internet of Things, Robotics, 3D printing, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, UAVs whereas The Assembly: Code works with projects realised using the latest software APIs, frameworks and trends, ranging from mobile technology and full stack application development to data science, machine learning and AI.

The Assembly regularly partners with companies, organizations and large-scale events to advance their objectives with regards to cutting edge innovation.

For more information, visit



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