UAE President adopts Higher Policy for Science, Technology, Innovation

Sheikh Khalifa has announced the adoption of the Higher Policy for Innovation. (Wam)

The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, announced the adoption of the Emirates Science, Technology and Innovation Higher Policy, which includes 100 national initiatives in the educational, health, energy, transportation, space and water sectors.

The plan foresees an investment of over Dh300 billion and includes new national policies in legislation, investment, technology, education and finance. Its goal is to build a vibrant knowledge economy in the UAE.

"The UAE is working towards establishing a solid future for the coming generations away from the fluctuation of the energy prices and markets," said Sheikh Khalifa.

"The UAE has set its course for a post-oil world through investing in the development of our people in the fields of science and advanced technology."

Sheikh Khalifa added, "Creating sustainable wealth for the coming generation will depend on science, knowledge, technology and innovation. The Science, Technology and Innovation Higher Policy adopted today is a turning point in our journey to develop the UAE economically and socially."

He confirmed his brothers the Rulers of the Emirates' full support of the Federal government under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in achieving this policy and defining a new scientific and knowledgeable reality for the UAE.

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