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World Govt Summit in deal to promote scientific research

DUBAI, 23 days ago

The World Government Summit Organisation signed a partnership agreement with Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), as part of its efforts to expand partnerships aimed at promoting scientific research, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of innovation and advanced technology.
 
The agreement was signed by UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications and Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organisation Omar bin Sultan Al Olama and ATRC Secretary-General Faisal Al Bannai, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
 
The agreement aims to enhance co-operation and expand partnerships that contribute to supporting research, exchanging experiences and opinions, as well as developing scientific and practical propositions in the innovation field and implementing them on the ground. 
 
Well-aligned with global developments and focused on addressing core challenges, the initiatives aim to identify innovative and technological solutions to step up government preparedness for the future and improve performance to enhance the quality of life of their populations.
 
Al Olama noted that the UAE government is committed to promoting scientific research and adopting developmental ideas that serve to stimulate innovation and create effective solutions to challenges – ultimately, ensuring a positive impact on government work.
 
He added that fostering greater co-operation, co-ordination, and the exchange of experiences and development visions with governments and private sector institutions is a core priority of the World Government Summit. 
 
The Summit seeks to explore new opportunities and innovative solutions to support governments’ efforts in preparing for the next phase. This effort requires new ideas that meet aspirations, improve performance and strengthen the future government work model.
 
Al Bannai confirmed that through the partnership with the World Government Summit Organisation, the TII seeks to share its expertise in the field of technology and innovation vis-as-vis the scientific research and advanced technology workstreams across the institute's areas of specialisation, including quantum, autonomous robotics, cryptography, advanced materials, digital security, directed energy, and secure systems.
 
Al Bannai added: "Over the past 18 months, focusing on digital infrastructure and mindset is the clear path forward. The ATRC and TII seek to promote the advanced technology agenda. 
 
"Following the completion of our first year of operations, we look forward to ensuring even greater prosperity and progress in our innovation and exploration path for the next phase of growth."



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