The UAE participation in the ATRC’s NexTech programme

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Chairman of the Executive Office of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Advanced Technology Research Council, attended a workshop in which 45 citizens took part Talents have selected as part of the first batch of the Advanced Technology Research Program recently launched by the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) to take part in the ATRC’s NexTech programme.

The ATRC’s NexTech programme supports national talent

The ATRC’s NexTech programme managed by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan aims to nurture talents, encourage young people to explore and work in advanced technology jobs, and support national talents in the fields of research and technology, in line with the ambition of continuous national investments that aim to Knowledge development in Abu Dhabi    

 The ATRC’s NexTech programme workshop members

The ATRC’s NexTech programme workshop was attended by members of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Technology Research Council, Her Excellency Sarah Awad Issa Muslim, Head of the Education and Knowledge Department, and a member of the Executive Council, and His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Secretary-General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi H.E. Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development, Member of the Executive Council, and His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary-General of the Advanced Technology Research Council.

UAE keening on developing talent

His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai said: The United Arab Emirates has exceptional talents that have originated and developed in the country, and we are keen to discover and enable them in advanced technology by introducing the ATRC’s NexTech programme

The ATRC’s NexTech programme major initiatives

Within two months of the first board meeting, the newly created Advanced Technology Research Council to prioritize research and development in Abu Dhabi, implemented three major initiatives aimed at empowering local talent under the ATRC’s NexTech programme, including an awareness campaign in cooperation with the Ministry of Housing, Education, And the Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi, and local universities, to motivate youth to engage in advanced science and technology fields.

Talent Scouting Initiative

The Talent Scouting initiative speeds up the support and empowerment of exceptional talents in appropriate R&D career paths, allowing them to contribute to expanding horizons of advanced technology exploration through the ATRC’s NexTech programme

Assessment tests for qualified candidates

The assessment tests will be conducted through a very competitive selection process for qualified candidates, and those selected by the Institute of Technology Innovation (TII), the applied research is the arm of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) to take part in the ATRC’s programme. The technological innovations in seven specialized centers will be done by the researchers in the Institute of Technology Innovation, in areas including quantum computing, autonomous robots, cryptography, advanced materials.

The Advanced Technology Research Council Mission

The Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) is the first research and technology body in the Middle East that’s mission is developing discoveries, technological innovation, “applied research” and advanced technical capabilities that have recently launched the ATRC’s programme. The Institute of Technology Innovation will enter partnerships with emerging, small and medium enterprises, and large corporations to create a vibrant scientific community capable of developing pioneering technological innovations with a global impact.

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