Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has signed an agreement with the Emirates Scientists Council (ESC) to make nine laboratories for scientific research purposes. The MoU is a part of the ‘Open Labs’ initiative, which was launched by UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to provide UAE scientists with access to the most advanced laboratories.
Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and ESC Chairperson, said: “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.”
“Cooperation with the private sector is key, considering its central role in amplifying scientific research efforts and broadening its scope in the UAE.”
“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,”
Dr Ali Hussain Al Zarouni, EGA’s Executive Vice President Midstream, 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.”