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Innovation & Industrial Capabilities

Innovation and industrial capabilities segment focuses on promoting early-stage innovations and supporting SMEs to build their supply chain capabilities.

MECHANISM & APPROACH

Early Stage Innovation

Funding early stage development in return for IP ownership or Royalty.

Planned to be launched by mid 2020

R&D Institutes Collaborations

Funding development of new solutions/products for the industry through collaboration with academic institute in return for IP ownership or Royalty (example: Sandooq Al Watan challenge)

Industrial Capabilities Program

Funding local private supply chain through collaborative programs with other UAE and Abu Dhabi Government enablers

HIGH LEVEL CRITERIA

SECTOR

Defense & Security

TRL

Level 1 to Level 6

  • basic technology research
  • feasibility research
  • technology development
  • demonstrators

LOCAL CONTENT

50% to 70%
of development within the UAE

TECHNOLOGY

Unique and required by industry / end-user with potential for commercialization.

PORTFOLIO

Tawazun Challenge

R&D project funded by Tawazun as part of our participation & sponsorship in the Sandooq Al Watan initiative in partnership with  Advanced Pyrotechnics APT.

Concept

The objective is to develop a non-toxic and non-incendiary pyrotechnic smoke that will meet or exceed the current performance characteristic of HC smoke for obscuration.

Participants/ Candidates

  • Universities and research institutes
  • Individual researchers and scientists in collaboration with Universities

Note: International applicants can participate in collaboration with UAE based University or research institute.

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