ADDED, MADE unite to support sustainable growth & Industry 4.0 applications

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from ADDED and MADE during the signing ceremony.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MADE Competence Centre I 4.0 in order 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 as well as entrepreneurship ecosystem, and build the technical capabilities of the industrial workforce.

MADE, part of the Industry 4.0 Italian ecosystem, is the leading center in supporting businesses to manage innovation, technological transfer, applied research, and implementation of Industry 4.0 tools.

Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi
Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi

“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 the current industrial workforce to equip them with the 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.”

The cooperation with MADE reflects ADDED’s efforts to enhance the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem as well as accelerate the transformation of the manufacturing sector in Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Augusto De Castro, General Manager of MADE S.C.A R.L. said that, “We are pleased to cooperate with ADDED and the Industrial Development Bureau (IBD) as part of their comprehensive digital and Industry 4.0 advancements roadmap, which is guiding their industrial sector.”

“This strategic partnership comes at an opportune time, as Abu Dhabi continues to cement its status as a leading industrial hub with a unique business ecosystem. We at MADE Competence Centre I4.0 are working relentlessly with all our global partners and governments to ensure that our programs and initiatives continue to maximize benefits for them as they expedite their adoption of Industry 4.0 solutions,” Mr. De Castro added.

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