The “Tamaiaz” Award was launched at the end of 2007, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum deputy ruler of Dubai. It completed its first round in 2008 and since then it has recognized more than 380 winners. It supports nationalization initiatives in the private and public sector and in the creation of a new generation of innovative Emiratis for the labor market. This can be achieved through a series of initiatives that target all students participating in the award. The award was conceived in  and since its inception, it has grown in influence and continues to support and encourage Emirati youth to grow their ambitions. home-about-award The award is meant to encourage university students who are about to graduate or are fresh graduates who have joined the workforce in the private or public sector. It will encourage them to think outside the box and practice innovation in the initiatives they take.The award itself comes from the private sector represented in Mawarid Finance Group of companies which provides financial services and which came up with it as a social service to the community to support graduating University students who can be innovative. This is the 9th round for the award and it comprises of 8 categories which participants can take part in. Students or fresh grads need to present an innovative idea that falls under one of these categories in front of a pre-selected jury.