One of the Abu Dhabi Government Economic Vision 2030 strategic objectives is to establish a knowledge-based economy in line with the National Innovation Strategy 2021. Since innovation is the key milestone of the knowledge-based economy, the wise leadership of the Government of Abu Dhabi has launched integrated strategic initiatives to motivate the creative thinking, promote innovators, and secure the elements of an innovative community.

In this context, the Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi, within its responsibility to lead the economic agenda of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, seeks to achieve a sustainable, balanced, diversified and knowledge-based economy. A focus will be given to stakeholders and to efficiently enable the sustainable economic development of the Emirate. This would enhance competitiveness and ensure the welfare of Abu Dhabi residents by adopting values, including the “team-spirit” represented in strategic partnership with innovators.

In line with guidelines of the wise leadership of the Government of Abu Dhabi concerning the establishment of innovation platforms, “Takamul” program, sponsored Managed by the Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi, is one of the key and prominent platforms being a national programme seeking to promote innovation by providing support and international expertise to innovators and inventors in UAE, as well as supporting them in achieving economic and social values for their inventions and innovations. Takamul programme has fulfilled many achievements reflecting the success of this initiative in enhancing innovation in UAE.

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