EBTIC to Mark 10th Anniversary with Latest Technology Demonstrations at Khalifa University Main Campus in Abu Dhabi


ABU DHABI - The Emirates ICT Innovation Center (EBTIC), founded by Khalifa University, Etisalat and BT (British Telecom), and supported by the UAE’s ICT Fund, will mark its 10th year anniversary with the latest technology demonstrations on an array of research projects, according to the official website of Khalifa University. 

The celebrations scheduled for April 24, 2019 will mark a decade of successful contributions by EBTIC. During the event, three members of EBTIC’s Technical Advisory Board will highlight current research directions and challenges, artificial intelligence (AI) applications that impact the society, and EBTIC’s evolution over the decade.
In addition, accounts of how EBTIC has collaborated with partners that has helped students and researchers, as well as EBTIC’s landmark achievements over the years will be highlighted. Details of success on EBTIC’s technology startup initiatives will also be shared with guests at the event.

Dr. Nawaf Al Moosa, Acting Director of EBTIC and Assistant Professor at Khalifa University said: “The 10th year anniversary celebrations provide us an opportunity to showcase our landmark achievements that continue to benefit the industry and the community. As an industry-government-academia partnership, EBTIC possesses unique capabilities to develop intelligence systems and applications-focused research and innovation, delivering business benefits to partners locally and internationally. With over 40 patents granted and 60 more currently being filed in ICT, big data, and data storage, EBTIC is delivering on the promise for scientific excellence, as we enter the next decade.”

Over the years, EBTIC has produced more than 400 scientific publications, trained more than 400 students, developed their expertise and refined their skills in innovation and research, and organized 10 specialized exhibitions globally in communications and information technology. It currently hosts 40 Master’s and PhD program students and has 35 full-time staff guiding researchers, including 16 UAE nationals.

EBTIC’s activities include a training course organized for UAE Government employees, which focuses on theoretical principles and development of practical skills in artificial intelligence. The course, which began in 2015 and is organized in cooperation with The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), has promoted the transfer of technology to various government entities, with more than 100 employees trained in more than 20 government agencies.

For four successive years, EBTIC has also organized the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, teaching young Emirati students ways to turn fledgling ideas into a feasible business ventures in the future.

In alignment with the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation objectives and Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, EBTIC aims to advance intelligent systems technologies for the Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and NGN-enabled ICT applications and services, to put in place the support infrastructure to facilitate, develop and enable the digitally networked economy in the UAE and overseas.