Industry 4.0 gets Abu Dhabi support


The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MADE Competence Centre I 4.0, part of the Industry 4.0 Italian ecosystem to support sustainable growth and Industry 4.0 applications.

ADDED and MADE will collaborate to build awareness of opportunities linked to Industry 4.0 applications, provide access to best practices, enhance the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, and build the technical capabilities of the industrial workforce to be ready to the transformation through Industry 4.0 Skills Development Programme.

The cooperation with MADE, the leading centre in supporting businesses to manage innovation, technological transfer, applied research, and implementation of Industry 4.0 tools, reflects ADDED’s efforts to enhance the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem and accelerate transformation of the manufacturing sector in Abu Dhabi.

Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, said: "The agreement with MADE is part of our efforts to achieve the ambitious goals of Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy by working closely with best-in-class partners in various areas to ensure the ecosystem in the emirate is empowering manufacturers to transition to Industry 4.0 technologies".

"We believe investing in human capital is paramount to the success of our initiatives. Therefore, we are focusing on the technical capabilities of current industrial workforce to equip them with necessary knowledge and skills to be ready for the transformation to Industry 4.0. In addition, the strategy aims to create 13,600 new knowledge based, quality jobs" Al Blooshi added.

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