The App factory Labs is in the College of IT/ UAEU. The Aim of the App Factory Lab is to provide an academic – business environment to enhance the students’ technical skills in building apps and provide smart intelligent services and enhance their working experience and business leadership skills. Also, to help UAE government ministries, agencies and companies by providing training courses and build solutions to their problems and issues. On the other hand, App factory focus on research and development in this field
App factory aims to prepare a national talent pool and entrepreneurs for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and equip them with the required knowledge and skills in advanced science and technology through an applied educational system focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the high priority sectors. Bringing industry, education, and research together. Involving undergraduates & graduates’ students, faculty members, instructors, all from different disciplinary programs and collaborate to create these apps in a "startup company" environment. Training programs & workshop for both industry & students. Modules program integrated with courses.
App factory started one year ago as a lab located in CIT. It provides seven courses and issues around 200 certificates for the attendees from different colleges and departments. On the other hand, app factory develops “Abu Saif” robot program and four mobile application that provides services for the university and community considering COVID-19 pandemic.
Mission statement: to provide an academic – business environment that enhance the students’ technical skills in building apps and provide smart intelligent services and enhance their working experience and business leadership skills. On the other hand, providing intelligent solutions for the community companies.
App factory is an academic – business environment that reduce the gap between the academic filed and business field requirements. It aims to prepare innovative and highly skilled graduates in different perspectives by providing a working environment model that teach and train them to have the experience of dealing with problems, identifying innovative solutions and satisfying clients’ needs using technology.
The main purpose of establishing this project, is to feed the community with highly skilled people and employ these qualifications in solving the UAE community and government and companies’ problems innovatively. App factory is a model of the collaboration between academic field and business field to enhance the community services and empower the UAE citizens quality of life. Also, it is an application for the UAE government vision of transforming all the organization into a smart and intelligent government and support three goals of UAEU:
Goal 1: Prepare students to be distinguished in their areas of specialization, leaders
and productive members of society.
Goal 4: Promote the University’s role in the transfer of knowledge and skills to serve the society.
Goal 6: Entrench a Culture of Innovation in Institutional Work Environment.
App factory serves UAEU community and UAEU members including students from different levels and colleges, faculty members and staff by providing courses and training in the required technologies in mobile/web application development and intelligent solutions. It also supports any creative idea to be established and combeite in the market. Moreover, it is a business startup environment that provides innovative and professional solutions for the government and companies. The curriculum of the provided course will be based on Modules. Each module has specific number of hours and there will be two stages of learning (Basics and Advanced).
The trainees will be a production of a real app as demo. The first stage is the beginner stage where the students will develop apps, and these apps will be enhanced using Machine learning in the advanced stage. Furthermore, the work will be based in a project group and each group will consist of students from different program (interdisciplinary). There will be also some pre-requests and some admission criteria based on committee to choose the projects and the students.
Regarding the App production, App factory provides intelligent solutions for UAEU community. After getting the proposals from our clients, our professional team will examine the applicability of this project and study its market. According to the business analysis the project with be assigned to a team from trained students, faculties and employees from interdisciplinary to fulfill the defined project. On the other hand, the client has the option of defining the development team from their employee and the App factory will be responsible to train them and create collaborate with the trainers to identify the project solutions.
Apps can be sold on Apple Store (if it is iOS) or GooglePlay (if it is Android OS). Ready Apps will be Launched in the App Factory web page to be accessed by public (www.AppFactory.uaeu.ac.ae).
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