Dubai: Mr. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, Mr. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, and Ms. Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs, have inaugurated the RTA Transportation Research and Innovation Pavilion (TRIP), in partnership with the reputed University of Birmingham in Dubai.
TRIP seeks to simplify the ongoing research efforts by concentrating on infrastructure, urban planning, and sustainability. It aspires to become a hub for hosting creative ideas and youth projects, funding start-ups in marketing their innovations, spreading innovation culture, organising events, familiarising themselves with innovation programmes and accelerators, and publishing specialised scientific research in this field.
Mr. Al Olama noted that the UAE is willing to support innovation and innovators, and its strategic visions and future plans have consolidated the qualitative and unique efforts of the research industry, which in turn enhances the UAE’s standing as a global leader in qualitative innovations and start-ups.
“Advanced science and artificial intelligence technologies are critical for intensifying national efforts and forging scientific and research partnerships at the federal and local levels in support of the “UAE Innovates 2023″ initiatives. Such efforts contribute to grooming current generations to adopt robotic technologies and qualitative innovations that create new ideas and future technologies,” Mr. Al Olama observed.
Mr. Mattar Al Tayer remarked that Dubai is “the world leader in seamless and sustainable mobility” and that its mission is “to provide seamless and safe travel with innovative, sustainable mobility solutions and services to make every journey in Dubai a world-class experience,” besides promoting the standing of Dubai as a global incubator for innovations and start-ups and developing innovative solutions to current and future transport challenges. The centre targets startups, governmental and non-governmental entities, academia, technology companies, innovation incubators, and RTA’s key vendors,” Al Tayer remarked, praising the partnership with the University of Birmingham.
“The opening of RTA’s Mobility Research and Innovation Centre contributes to strengthening the UAE’s position as a global hub for sustainable innovation. It reflects the message of ‘UAE Innovates 2023,’ which focuses on sustainability, and seeks to translate the directives of leaders to build the capabilities of qualified human resources, support start-ups operating in the field of mobility, and launch initiatives focused on spreading the culture of innovation across the board,” Ms. Huda Al Hashmi commented.