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Program Development and Management
Aspire

ASPIRE

As ATRC’s program development and management pillar, ASPIRE drives the creation of future transformative technologies

ASPIRE works in consultation with cross-sector industry stakeholders, universities and research institutes to frame problem statements. It also launches grand challenges and international competitions to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. ASPIRE brings together exceptional people, ideas, resources and technologies to solve complex challenges.

Applied Research
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Technology Innovation Institute

Technology Innovation Institute, the dedicated ‘applied research’ pillar of Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), is a pioneering global research and development center that focuses on applied research and new-age technology capabilities. The Institute has seven initial dedicated research centers 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, the Institute connects an intellectual community and contributes to building an R&D ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The Institute reinforces Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s status as a global hub for innovation and contributes to the broader development of the knowledge-based economy.

Key research areas:

quantum
Quantum

Evolving and accelerating the ways we process information

Autonomous Robotics
Autonomous Robotics

Developing future autonomous robotics systems

Cryptography
Cryptography

Building the backbone of digital security systems

Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials

Developing new structures that will shape the way objects are made in the future

Digital Security
Digital Security

Pioneering new ways to make real-world systems more secure

Directed Energy
Directed Energy

Precise applications of high energy sources for a better wolrd

Secure Systems
Secure Systems

Drive end-to-end security and resilience in cyber, physical and autonomous systems

Commercialization Arm
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VentureOne

VentureOne is the commercialization arm of Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), the overarching entity mandated to shape Abu Dhabi’s advanced technology R&D ecosystem and drive the research priorities of the UAE. ATRC oversees the activities of Technology Innovation Institute’s (TII) applied technology research centers and ASPIRE’s technology program management activities, with VentureOne serving as the bridge between research pursuits and commercial engagements.

The entity will boost the market viability of ATRC’s research breakthroughs to ensure that they find mainstream traction and uptake. VentureOne fast tracks go-to-market research innovations developed within the ATRC umbrella and accelerates market access for transformative research solutions. In doing so, it helps monetize intellectual property generated at TII’s niche research centers, while attracting venture capital and other sources of investment funding to support vetted hi-tech startups in Abu Dhabi.

VentureOne will serve as an incubator to help nurture promising startups until they attain the early- or growth-stage and demonstrate the ability to either license or outright sell their products and services to an expanding portfolio of clients across sectors.