ICT Fund supports R&D efforts

TRA initiative has announced it will support two new research and development projects

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ICT Fund supports R&D efforts Dr Abdulqader Al Khayat announces ICT Fund’s investments in R&D.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 23, 2013

The ICT fund, an initiative by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), has announced that it will support two new research and development projects. The first is to develop a Semi-autonomous Mobile Robotic System, which will be deployed by civil defence for rescue operations in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) operations, as well as increase expertise in the field of robotics.

The second project is for a UAE National Observatory projet, which will facilitate scientific research and promote a solid base of astronomy in the UAE.

Dr Abdulqader Al Khayat, Chairman of the Board of ICT Fund says: “We are counting upon the implementation of these two projects as they represent a start of new era that is rich in scientific experiences and research and development that will benefit the UAE market, being a dynamic market that provides new and innovative technology models that became the focus of attention of technology leaders at both local and global levels.”

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