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The Dubai Centre for Risk and Innovation

The Dubai Centre for Risk and Innovation
  • A place where the academia meets the Industry and the Government for making smarter future decisions
  • The Dubai Centre for Risk & Innovation is a unique and ambitious Centre of excellence for research, education and capacity building in enterprise risk, innovation management and allied disciplines. Based at The British University in Dubai (BUiD), DCRI is a multidisciplinary research centre/hub connecting researchers, senior executives and practitioners across the MENA region; and into a global management network.
  • A unique aspect of DCRI is the UAE’s first Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Enterprise Risk Management and Innovation Management. DCRI is strongly aligned with the aspirations of the ‘fourth’ track of the UAE National Innovation Strategy that seeks to ‘qualify individuals with highly innovative skills by concentrating on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, including the creation of educational material for schools and universities. The aim is to establish a national culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship through partnerships between the public, private and media sectors. 


What is DCRI

An interdisciplinary hub that brings together people from different industries for tailor advise, education and research.
Connects Economists, Financiers, Engineers and Information Technologists under the same umbrella to create future capacity building and innovation.
It’s an environment where the Academia meets the Government and Industry in a Triple Helix approach for promoting the Education, Training and Research Agendas


DCRI Vision & Mission

Our Vision Shaping the Future through the establishment of an international centre for Risk and Innovation delivering excellence in research, education, professional development and expert advise on the national and Global stage. Our mission To contribute to UAE’s aspirations of an innovation driven, knowledge-led economy through the promotion of excellent scholarship, education, research and professional development in risk and Innovation management. We empower individuals and organisations to translate the resulting intellectual power into tangible benefits for their stakeholders and the wider UAE economy.


Smart Certification Project

The British University in Dubai’s (BUiD) Graduating batch of 2017 will be the first Graduates in the country and third in the world to receive a Smart Certificate during the Graduation Ceremony scheduled to be held on 13 December 2017 at Al Mamzar Cultural and research Centre. These Smart Certificates have already received the proof of Concept (POC) that is the first step in generating a smart certification using the Block Chain Technology. The concept of Smart Certificates is BUiD’s way of showing its commitment towards HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai’s Block Chain Strategy of UAE Government and other organisations going paperless by 2020. This project is a result of the collaboration of University of Nicosia and BUiD’s Dubai Centre for Risk and Innovation (DCRI).


Dr. Maria Papadaki, DCRI Managing Director



IJF Special Issue: Forecasting, Uncertainty and Risk Management

Managing risk has gained prominence in the last two decade as governments, non-profit organizations and business firms are being confronted with new challenges, critical threats as well as great opportunities which increase the level of risks and raise the question of what to do to deal with them as effectively and rationally as possible.

Deadline: June 17 - 20, 2018 Boulder Colorado, USA