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 invest significantly in the development of our exceptional research facilities and centres. We access substantial funding in order to ensure that our team has the best advanced technology work environment.About
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.
As ATRC's programme management pillar, ASPIRE drives the creation of future transformative technologies.Read more
The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), is our knowledge driver and principal research body. It is home to a diverse community of leading multi-disciplinary scientists, engineers and mathematicians.Read more
Every day, advanced technology innovations are happening in in Abu Dhabi and UAE across our ecosystem. Check the exciting developments on this page.All news
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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