The newly established Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) has announced its plans to drive the creation of future transformative technologies with the launch of its dedicated technology programme management pillar, ASPIRE.
ASPIRE works in consultation with cross-sector industry stakeholders to frame problem statements that can be solved through research and development. By defining the problem, setting milestones, and monitoring the progress of the projects, Aspire facilitates a clear path from ‘lab to market.’ Aspire will make impactful decisions related to the selection of research partners and the allocation of funding. It will ensure that its R&D priorities align with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s broader development goals.
ASPIRE will also launch grand challenges which will bring together local and global innovators to work on crucial research that aims to solve