ADIA Lab to set up its European headquarters in Spain

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Adia Lab to establish HQ in Spain
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ADIA Lab, the Abu-Dhabi-based research institute dedicated to data and computational sciences, has signed an agreement with the Government of Spain, through the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, in order to establish its European headquarters in Spain.

As part of the agreement, ADIA Lab will also launch research programs with Spanish universities and research institutions to create a network that promotes bilateral scientific exchange between Spain and the UAE.

“With this agreement, ADIA Lab recognizes Spain as one of the leading centers of digital transformation globally, and as a partner in key areas of focus such as the digital economy, artificial intelligence, automation, and the promotion of industrial competitiveness, through the development of specialized research programs with important societal benefits,” as per the statement.

Dr. Horst Simon, Director of ADIA Lab, said that, “ADIA Lab was created to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues through the study of data and computational science. At the core of this ambitious goal is collaboration. Working in partnership with other leading organizations throughout the world, we will support new scientific breakthroughs through the analysis and processing of ever-increasing amounts of complex data – across all major areas of study.”

“We are excited to partner with the Government of Spain to bring our new European headquarters to the country and to launch important research projects with some of its leading institutions,” Dr. Simon added.

The laboratory will launch five research programs in collaboration with universities and research centers across the country, starting with the University of Granada, which will develop the area of interpretable AI and reliable automation.

The agreement has a duration of four years, extendable for periods of equal duration, and includes a framework for collaboration between European and UAE universities and research institutions.

“The objective is the transfer of knowledge with a direct impact on the industrial ecosystem, and the promotion of entrepreneurship,” as per the statement.

ADIA Lab focuses on research into Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and High-Performance and Quantum Computing, across all major fields of study. It is an independent, standalone entity supported by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a globally-diversified investment institution that invests funds on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi.

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