UAE MoIAT, ADIO unite to boost support for industrial & technology sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to enhance the incentives and support available to companies in the emirate’s industrial and advanced technology sector.

The MoU, signed during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC 2022), is based on MoIAT’s strategic role in driving national industrial growth and contributing to national economic diversification.

The MoU aims to identify investment opportunities in industrial sector and advanced technology, in addition to providing qualitative incentives that contribute to Abu Dhabi’s position as a regional and global destination for industrial investment.

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber
Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber
UAE Minister – Industry & Advanced Technology

“The MoU with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our industrial sector as well as our ability to provide the necessary capabilities for future industries. The MoU will also enhance our ability to attract local and foreign investments and create a business environment that supports investors and entrepreneurs in line with the Make it in the Emirates campaign. The MoU is in line with the plans and initiatives of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and supports its objectives to enhance the contribution of the industrial sector to GDP and support economic diversification. Through this MoU, we will cooperate with our partners at the Abu Dhabi Investment Office to support investors and emerging, small, and medium industrial companies, and provide incentives and competitive industrial enablers to help drive our industrial transformation.”

“The ministry will work closely with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office to enable the industrial sector and enhance the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi and all companies operating in the UAE, based on the national industrial strategy, Operation 300 Billion, which aims to develop the UAE industrial sector, enhance the in-country added value of the industrial sector, and increase its contribution to the sustainable economic development of the country,” Mr. Al Suwaidi further noted.

Mr. Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi, Acting Director General of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, remarked that, “The industrial sector is playing an increasingly important role in contributing to the UAE’s diversification strategy, as it continues to offer exciting investment opportunities for businesses to participate in.”

“This collaboration will enrich Abu Dhabi’s innovation ecosystem, as the Abu Dhabi Investment Office and MoIAT work together to advance new ideas and solutions in the industrial sector. Our joint efforts with MoIAT will provide robust support for advanced technology companies to help them reach the next stage of their growth in Abu Dhabi,” Mr. AlShamsi added.

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