The government of UAE launched the National Advanced Science Agenda 2031 today to utilize advanced sciences in the development and creation of solutions to future challenges. The initiative is a part of the National Agenda 2031 and the UAE Centennial Plan 2071.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who launched the Agenda, stated that the purpose is to develop our capabilities in advanced sciences to address new economic opportunities and we have a young and dynamic minister dedicated to this challenge.
Among the other officials who attended the ceremony were, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future.
The president noted that, "Promoting the advanced science environment in the UAE is the best investment in making the future and a key tool to turn the creativity of human mind into reality, the empowerment of Emirati scientists and creative minds entails providing appropriate tools and resources to attract and help them transform their scientific knowledge into a practical reality that strengthens the UAE's march to the future through adopting modern technologies and advanced sciences.
Today we launched the UAE's agenda for advanced sciences to 2031. Our goal is to develop our capabilities in advanced sciences to address new economic opportunities and we have a young and dynamic minister dedicated to this challenge. pic.twitter.com/lTctapGo5P— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 1, 2018
"These sciences provide and develop solutions and deliver answers to many questions but will not make a difference without practical frameworks that transform them into the implementation phase".
"We have all potential to transform the UAE into a source of scientific knowledge and innovation. We are waiting for our scientists, who we place high confidence in their minds and potentials, to make the biggest contribution in this field," he further added.
The agenda also aims to develop four enablers including economic information services, establishing a coherent scientific community, developing supportive technology and promoting entrepreneurship in science and technology.