Country:United Arab Emirates
Year:2004, 2006, 2009
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:State/Regional
Date Effective:2004, 2006, 2009
Policy Type:Information and Education, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Policy Support
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Masdar (Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund); École Polythenique Fédérale de Lausanne and CSEM UAE (Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority)
URL:http://www.masdar.ae
URL:http://www.masdar.ac.ae
URL:http://www.epfl.ae
Renewable Energy Description:

The UAE has established two graduate-level research universities dedicated to clean energy in partnership with leading international universities, as well as dedicated, associated commercial product/service RD&D facilities. The projects are designed to create a supply of technical expertise in the market, as well as managed funding for RD&D and commercialization efforts, with a heavy focus on renewable energy.

The Masdar Institute, developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the premier cleantech research and teaching center in the Middle East, fully integrated into the "living laboratory" of Masdar City, so that technologies and management approaches can be trialed and advanced in real-world applications. Both projects are funded by the Abu Dhabi government as part of its economic and energy sector strategies. Similarly, the RAK Investment Authority has partnered with EPFL, one of the world's top technical universities, to develop a cleantech campus in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, focusing on energy management, renewable energies, and sustainability, with both graduate and executive education programmes.

The RAK Investment Authority also provides funding for CSEM UAE, a test bed developed in partnership with CSEM, the Swiss research enterprise.

 

The UAE has established two graduate-level research universities dedicated to clean energy in partnership with leading international universities, as well as dedicated, associated commercial product/service RD&D facilities. The projects are designed to create a supply of technical expertise in the market, as well as managed funding for RD&D and commercialization efforts, with a heavy focus on renewable energy.

The Masdar Institute, developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the premier cleantech research and teaching center in the Middle East, integrated into the "living laboratory" of Masdar City, so that technologies and management approaches can be trialed and advanced in real-world applications. Both projects are funded by the Abu Dhabi government as part of its economic and energy sector strategies. Similarly, the RAK Investment Authority has partnered with EPFL, one of the world's top technical universities, to develop a cleantech campus in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, focusing on energy management, renewable energies, and sustainability, with both graduate and executive education programmes.

The RAK Investment Authority also provides funding for CSEM UAE, a test bed developed in partnership with CSEM, the Swiss research enterprise.

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