UAE: Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Research and Development Programme

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum during the programme’s launch at Dubai Future Foundation
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Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), on Tuesday launched the Dubai Research and Development (R&D) Programme during a meeting at DFF.


The Dubai R&D Programme will also develop a comprehensive approach for setting up funding procedures, facilitating investment opportunities and related collaborations, and supporting innovative projects and initiatives aligned with key priorities. Additionally, it will increase the private sector’s R&D activities and attract international companies to invest in Dubai.

Top priorities

The programme has outlined four priorities across the emirate: health and well-being, environmental technology, smart built infrastructure, and space and augmented human-machine intelligence.

The initiatives in these areas will be supported by the adoption of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, robotics, drones, 3D printing, and others.