What is Takamul?

Takamul is a national innovation support program developed and operated by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC). The program is created to facilitate the integration of each stage of the innovation cycle, from the generation of ideas to the practical and commercial application of these ideas into products, solutions and services.

What is the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC)?

The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) was established in 2009 to encourage, support and supervise the development of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). It functions as a multi-stakeholder government coordinating body interfacing between the government, business and academia to realize the Abu Dhabi STI vision in building a sustainable and diversified knowledge economy, well integrated into the global ecosystem.

What does Takamul support?

Takamul provides support to inventors in protecting and commercializing their technologies, which will help accelerate the goals as set out in the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision. Takamul currently provides financial and legal support in the filing of international patents (US and PCT) for UAE inventors, institution, companies and individuals. Takamul also provide commercialization support which includes engaging inventors and their inventions with the market and industry.

Does Takamul provide legal advice ?

Takamul does not provide legal advice. Takamul however will reimburse you when you need to pay for the costs of obtaining legal advice related to filing a patent from an independent expert practitioner such as patent attorney.

Does TDC agree to keep my disclosure confidential?

Yes, all disclosures to TDC are confidential.

TDC agrees in the terms and conditions that except where it would be otherwise unlawful to do so, to keep confidential:

  • Technical and commercial information relating to an invention(s) disclosed:
    • In an application form;
    • During the course of an interview; or
    • As part of or in connection with the process of assessing or reimbursing financial support for the invention disclosed

How do I work with Takamul?

Industries who wish to connect with an available technology should register their interest on this website by clicking here to fill out the form. Please ensure you quote the technology you are interested in in the field provided. A member of the Takamul team will then contact you.