Creating a Thriving Environment for Research and Development
The Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) stands as a pioneering force in the world of research and development (R&D).
At the brink of a new era marked by rapid technological transformation, we are creating a vibrant R&D ecosystem that positions Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE as global leaders in advanced technology.
As architects of this new reality, our top priorities are nurturing local talent and attracting the brightest tech minds globally.
We focus on developing advanced technologies on the verge of breakthroughs and spinning out technology outcomes that have a profound societal impact.
Additionally, we define technology R&D priorities within our emirate, addressing both local and global challenges while setting the course for a new era of innovation.
Position Abu Dhabi as a world-leading R&D hub by attracting & retaining global talent in priority research areas.
Contribute to Abu Dhabi’s knowledge economy through the commercialization of advanced technology outcomes, both locally and globally.
Develop local and global partnerships within a dynamic technology-focused R&D ecosystem that reinforces social and economic impact.
OUR PRIORITY SECTORS
Through our R&D ecosystem, we empower talent, we set the priorities for technologies, and we lead transformative change through discovery science.
Industries that we prioritize focus on, include:
We have a unique ecosystem that supports the full cycle of R&D development, from ideation to commercialization.
KEY R&D INITIATIVES
Working with some of the world’s leading educational institutions, we are shaping critical pathways to encourage and support STEM learning.
We are enabling students and the wider research community to accelerate scientific advancement, with initiatives such as the ATRC Youth Mentorship Program, the Research Hub, UAE Research Map and other youth-centric initiatives.
Every day, advanced technology innovations are happening in in Abu Dhabi and UAE across our ecosystem. Check the exciting developments on this page.