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Winning Teams from the F1 in Schools Challenge Receive Professional Advice from Mubadala

Workshop aims at strengthening the teams’ presentations ahead of the World Championships in Malaysia in September

01 June 2011

Workshop aims at strengthening the teams’ presentations ahead of the World Championships in Malaysia in September

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, today held a workshop for the top two teams from the F1 in Schools Challenge to aid their preparations before they represent the UAE at the World Championships in Malaysia in September.

In total, nine students, six from the first ranked team, ‘Team Red Shift’ (Dubai College), and three from ‘Revolution Racing’ (also from Dubai College), met with Mubadala managers who gave them expert advice on branding and marketing, presentation skills, sponsorship and budget management, all important elements in determining the winner of the global competition.

Students also expressed their interest in pursuing Engineering in university. As a result, Mubadala is taking the winning students to Al Ain to visit STRATA, Mubadala’s composite aerostructures manufacturing facility.

‘Team Red Shift’ will represent the UAE in the World Championships in Malaysia, while the runner-up, ‘Revolution Racing,’ will get the chance to form a special collaboration team with another school from Malaysia in order to participate in the same World Championships event.

Homaid Al Shemmari, Executive Director of Mubadala Aerospace and Patron of UAE F1 in Schools, said: “Mubadala is proud to support the F1 in Schools Challenge and help the teams in their presentations at the World Championships later this year. We strongly believe that competitions such as these, which expose our youth to various fields such as science, technology, engineering and business, will empower them to play an active role in the new industries Mubadala is helping to create in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

“At last year’s World Championships in Singapore, a collaboration team from the UAE and Australia finished second out of a total of 25 teams from 18 countries. We are confident that this year’s representatives will perform equally well.”

In late April, 66 students across the UAE competed at the 2011 UAE F1 in Schools competition. As part of Mubadala’s commitment to developing the UAE’s youth, Mubadala set up a university advice desk, and distributed the 2011 F1 in Schools notebook, a Mubadala produced user-guide to give each participant expert guidance on each element of the program.

Last year’s event was won by ‘Team Impulse,’ which went on to win the award for Best Sportsmanship in the World Championships in Singapore. The runner-up team in the UAE final formed a collaboration team with an Australian school and went on to take the award for Best Collaboration Team and finish second in the world overall.

About Mubadala Development Company

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) is a catalyst for the economic diversification of Abu Dhabi. Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, the company’s strategy is built on the creation of partnerships and on long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns and tangible social benefits for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and that contribute to the growth and diversification of its economy.

Mubadala brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional and international investments and partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. These include aerospace, energy, healthcare, information communications and technology, infrastructure, real estate and hospitality, and services ventures. For more information about Mubadala please visit

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Sara Al Khouri
Mubadala Development Company
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Edelman Public Relations
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