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Emirati scientists set to use EGA labs for research

DUBAI, December 23, 2018

The Emirates Scientists Council (ESC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to make the latter’s nine laboratories available to UAE scientists for research work.
 
The MoU forms part of the ‘Open Labs’ initiative, which was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, to provide UAE scientists with access to the most advanced laboratories in the country, said a statement from the organisation.

The agreement was signed by Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and ESC chairperson, and Dr Ali Hussain Al Zarouni, EGA’s executive vice president midstream.
 
Al Amiri asserted that the UAE Government is committed to harnessing all available resources to empower the next generation of scientists and researchers, who will spearhead efforts to enhance the UAE’s leading status and prestige in the scientific research and innovation sectors.
 
She added: “The ‘Open Labs’ platform reflects our dedication to implementing the vision of our wise leadership, which seeks to establish the UAE as a leading international destination for scientists.”

“Launching the platform under the sponsorship of the Emirates Scientists Council allows researchers and scientists to gain access to highly advanced scientific laboratories, supporting their efforts to develop solutions rooted in advanced sciences, technology and innovation,” she said.
 
“Cooperation with the private sector is key, considering its central role in amplifying scientific research efforts and broadening its scope in the UAE,” Al Amiri explained, expressing her gratitude to EGA for their support of the initiative, and their readiness to place all their laboratories at its disposal.

“We look forward to the breakthroughs scientists and researchers will make at these facilities, and we are confident their findings will drive forward the UAE’s sustainable development,” she concluded.
 
Dr Al Zarouni said: “EGA’s success has been built on decades of science and research in the UAE and we are pleased to have the opportunity to support innovation in the country more broadly.”

“We look forward to welcoming other scientists into our facilities, sharing our knowledge and learning from them,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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