TECOM Investments’ Sciences Cluster, which consists of DuBiotech and Enpark, continued to demonstrate strong growth in 2013 granting 57 new business partners licences to operate within the business park.
DuBiotech issued 42 new commercial licences during 2013, successfully sustaining the year-on-year growth it has shown since it began operation in 2009. DuBiotech now has 153 companies under licence.
Enpark welcomed 15 new business partners over the past twelve months, issuing licences to companies across all areas of the sustainability sector.
Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive Director of Tecom’s Sciences Cluster, said, "We work very closely with our business partners offering the support and the infrastructure with which to grow. We will continue this work as new partners come on board, facilitating collaboration and driving innovation with emerging technologies wherever possible.
"To ensure our success continues, we must strengthen the connectivity between the UAE’s academic community and the scientific organisations that operate here. By forging closer links, we will be able to develop and retain the talent we need to further the achievements of the scientific community for the benefit of the economy, the health of our residents, and the environment," he added.
In 2013, the cluster strengthened affiliations with both industry and government with new agreements with entities such as the Indian Consulate of Dubai and the Green Economy Partnership Committee. These agreements will serve to facilitate investment, innovation and knowledge-sharing for the wider life sciences and sustainability sectors.
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