The Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) is the overarching advanced technology research body in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The Council was established to shape research and development for transformative technology outcomes. Today, we are responsible for consolidating funds for efficient investment and driving policy and regulation for agile decision-making.
Position Abu Dhabi as a world-leading R&D hub by attracting & retaining global talent in priority research areas.
Create a dynamic R&D ecosystem that provides opportunities and solves tomorrow’s challenges today.
Attract national research talent and support its development across the R&D ecosystem.
Contribute to Abu Dhabi’s knowledge economy through commercialization of R&D outputs locally & globally.
Develop local & global partnerships that reinforce social & economic impact.
We ask the questions that drive creation of future transformative technologies. We frame use-inspired research statements that solve tomorrow’s challenges, today, and set grand challenges and international competitions that bring together the best of advanced technology ideation. Responsible for programme management of R&D projects under ATRC, we ensure there is a clear innovation path from ‘lab to market’ for our clients and affiliates.
ASPIRE drives the creation of future transformative technologies by framing use-inspired research statements that solve tomorrow’s challenges. It sets grand challenges and international competitions that bring together the best of advanced technology ideation. By overseeing R&D projects under ATRC, ASPIRE ensures that there is a clear innovation path from ‘lab to market’.Read more
The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), focuses on applied research and advanced technology capabilities, with dedicated research centres in Quantum, Autonomous Robotics, Cryptography, Advanced Materials, Digital Security, Directed Energy and Secure Systems. By working with exceptional talent, universities, research institutions and industry partners from all over the world, TII connects the intellectual community in Abu Dhabi and the UAE while contributing to the development of the knowledge-based economy.Read more
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What should tomorrow look like? And how will we get there together?
At the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), we play a pioneering role in responding to the most pressing questions of our age – and have a unique place in shaping our future.
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