Sat, Aug 07 2021
ABOUT THE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH COUNCIL (ATRC)
Created in May 2020 to strengthen Abu Dhabi and the broader UAE’s position as a research and development hub for technology and innovation, the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) shapes research and development for transformative technology outcomes.
ATRC is responsible for defining Abu Dhabi’s research strategy across academia and industry, consolidating funds for efficient investment, and driving policy and regulation for agile decision-making. Bringing together cross-disciplinary leaders in research and technology, ATRC cultivates a collaborative research community through nurturing local talent and attracting global talent; and accelerating innovation and discovery through seven initial centres of research under its applied research pillar, Technology Innovation Institute (TII).
Today, ATRC and its entities counts a total of over 300 employees, including local and international researchers, scientists, and engineers at research centres in the fields of quantum, autonomous robotics, cryptography, advanced materials, digital security, directed energy and secure systems, developing innovative products such as the National Crypto Library, the UAE’s first quantum computer, and a Post-Quantum Crypto (PQC) library.
ATRC fosters a culture of inquiry by partnering with local pioneers and internationally renowned organisations and universities, funding groundbreaking research, and launching grand challenges that address vital global issues through its technology project management pillar, ASPIRE.
By leading on breakthrough technologies, ATRC plays a strategic role in directing, funding and leading emerging fields of research and technology, while stimulating a knowledge-based economy that reinforces Abu Dhabi and the broader UAE’s position as a global innovation hub.