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UAE’s ATRC launches global tech R&D platform at WGS 2024

by Madaline Dunn

On Day 1 of the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024, Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) unveiled the ‘ATRC Global Tech R&D Platform,’ an initiative aimed at facilitating global access to cutting-edge technology solutions. 

It was shared that the platform seeks to bridge technology gaps between “the developed and the developing world” by offering tailored solutions to the most pressing needs.

ATRC is allocating US$200 million in funding and has committed to absorbing resource and research costs.

Further, ATRC Global Tech R&D Platform noted that it invites applications from governments, organisations, and eligible stakeholders worldwide, prioritising collaboration, and inclusivity. 

Through a rigorous evaluation process, initiatives aligned with the platform’s mission will receive support in six priority sectors: 

  • Aerospace and Space; 
  • Food and Agriculture; 
  • Healthcare; 
  • Safety and Security; 
  • Sustainability, Environment, and Energy; and 
  • Transport.

H.E. Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary General of ATRC, commented: “Our commitment is to empower every nation with the means to thrive in this technology-driven world. ATRC stands ready to partner with countries worldwide, leveraging our expertise in technology to address their challenges and drive collective progress in the AI-driven era.”

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