Opportunities And Challenges For Expanding Technology Transfer In United Arab Emirates (UAE)

By Ahmed Alosi, Ph.D., John Fraser and Michael J. Martin

The UAE is a relatively young country (established in 1971) with enormous per capita wealth and a strategic goal as expressed in their 2021 vision: “To translate from an economy based on fossil fuel to a Knowledge-Based Economy.” Universities can assist in strengthening the Innovation Infrastructure in the UAE by participating in Technology Transfer; i.e., partnering with the private sector to create and grow technology-based economic business opportunities, as part of a Knowledge-Based Economy.

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