Dubai Customs bags coveted GInI Innovation Lab Accreditation

Dubai Customs bags coveted GInI Innovation Lab Accreditation

US-based Global Innovation Institute or GInI, the world’s leading accreditation, certification, and membership association in the field of innovation has awarded the Dubai Customs Department’s Future Center for Research and Development with the Accredited Innovation Lab Certification.  

Reportedly, the certification was extended by GInI after considering results from various assessments spanning strategy, design, innovation support, security, infrastructure, and innovation maturity.

In a statement, Mr. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, the Director-General of Dubai Customs claimed that the Dubai Customs had established a focus on future foresight, stakeholder happiness, and innovation and offered a culture of innovation across its operations and business units.

He further added that the Dubai Custom’s commitment towards service advancement and innovation has made it one of the most distinguished and leading customs administrations across the globe.

According to Dr. Hussam Juma, Director of Service Innovation and Enterprise Architecture, Dubai Customs, the department aims at applying innovative concepts, which encourages innovation with the organization. The government’s efforts to establish an innovative laboratory has led to creative thinking within the organization, he further stated.

Juma also added that the aforementioned efforts have yielded the Dubai customs, 18 GInI accreditations for carrying out innovative projects at different levels, including Level 3.

Notably, value-added and transformational innovations that support DC’s digital strategy like robotic auditing, cross-border e-commerce platform, predictive risk engine, Al Munasiq smart application, and others that use Industry 4.0 technology solutions like AI, blockchain, and big data are recognized by GInI.

As per reports, the Future Center for Research and Development that operates under the Service Innovation Department aims at exploring the various innovation opportunities in areas of customs and trade services through advancements in research and development, prototype models, innovation consultancy, prototype models, and collaboration with internal units and partners in public, private and academic sectors.

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