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UAE Space Agency successfully concludes its participation at ‘Make it in the Emirates’ Forum

UAE Space Agency successfully concludes its participation at ‘Make it in the Emirates’ Forum
28 May 2024 20:21


The UAE Space Agency successfully participated in the third edition of the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ Forum held on May 27-28 at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre.

Organised by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in collaboration with ADNOC and the Department of Economic Development, the event received a significant number of participants.

Director-General of UAE Space Agency, Salem Butti Al Qubaisi, commented, “Our participation in the forum, which is a vital platform for exchanging ideas and experiences between industry leaders, investors, and decision-makers, comes in line with our commitment to supporting the national economy. It also supports our vision to foster innovation and technology in the space sector, and highlight the role of this pioneering sector in creating new investment opportunities. This supports the UAE leadership’s aspirations to achieve a comprehensive development renaissance and promote the UAE as a global hub for industrial innovation.”

At the UAE Space Agency, we believe that these pioneering events immensely contribute to supporting the national economy as they offer an attractive environment for startups and SMEs to share experiences and expand strategic partnerships with participants from across the globe,” he added.

“We are committed to launching sustainable programmes and initiatives, like the Space Economic Zones Programme, which supports achieving a qualitative economic shift in all sectors, including the space sector, over the next fifty years,” he continued.

The Agency reviewed its key projects and initiatives in the national space sector and the satellite industry.

The agency shed light on the Space Economic Zones Programme and its role in attracting companies specialised in space fields and industries for manufacturing in the UAE, the National Space Academy, the execution phase of the “Sirb” project to enhance the satellite manufacturing and operation systems, the Space Data Centre, the Global Navigation Satellite Systems – Augmentation System (GNSSaS), the Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe), and the Emirates Mission to the Asteroid Belt (EMA), as well as recent updates on the 813 satellite project.

The UAE Space Agency's platform at the forum witnessed a large turnout from representatives of government organisations, as well as local and international companies and visitors.

It showcased the latest innovations and industrial technologies that enhance local manufacturing capabilities and provided an opportunity for discussion about the best practices in industry and technology.

On the sidelines of the forum, Al Qubaisi participated in a discussion session entitled “Exploring the Final Frontier: The UAE’s space ambitions as a new investment magnet for future growth.”

Al Qubaisi shed light on the UAE’s potential to nurture global progress in the space industry, and the importance of private sector participation in the success of the national space sector.

The session also addressed potential investment opportunities and partnerships in space and other related fields, such as satellite communications and space travel, and the economic impact of such opportunities.

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