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Overview

As a diversified and modern economy, innovation is the cornerstone of both economic and social development in Abu Dhabi.

Under the UAE Innovation Strategy, and with initiatives like ‘Abu Dhabi Innovates’, the ADIO Innovation Programme, Ghadan 21, Hub 71, Abu Dhabi is accelerating innovation across all sectors and scaling to build economy of the future.


Regionally, the UAE has been ranked 2nd by the WIPO’s Global Innovation Index in 2023.

Growth of non-oil sectors in Abu Dhabi

The encouragement from Abu Dhabi’s leadership towards a long-term strategic mindset has promoted larger investments into innovation-led industries with the revenues earned from traditional sectors.

ABU DHABI INNOVATES

Supporting and developing ideas is essential to Abu Dhabi’s identity as a preferred destination for talents, businesses, and investments.

'Abu Dhabi Innovates' serves as a framework propelling the innovation ecosystem through targeted programmes, incentives, and initiatives. This commitment ensures the provision of optimal resources and technology for innovators and entrepreneurs. 

PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

Abu Dhabi Innovates has launched key programmes and initiatives to support the innovation ecosystem framework.

Takamul

From generating ideas to practical implementation, the Takamul program promotes the full innovation cycle by supporting inventors from different categories and levels, including individuals, corporations, and academic institutes. . 

Golden Visa

The Golden Visa for inventors and entrepreneurs aims to attract talent as an incentive to set up their innovative startups in Abu Dhabi. 

Business Incubators

This programme aims to enable business incubators and accelerators through a stimulating environment, resources, and tools for creative projects. 

APPROACH TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

With organisations like the Abu Dhabi Research and Development Authority (ADRDA) and the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) in place, Abu Dhabi heavily invests in R&D initiatives that support both established and emerging industries.

This includes ventures like developing an innovation lab, a healthy R&D fund and virtual research institutes – empowered by some of the world’s best researchers.

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