Abu Dhabi’s Masdar initiative is designed to help maintain the UAE’s leadership in the global energy sector while supporting the diversification of its economy and energy sources for the benefit of future generations. Its aim is to make Abu Dhabi the benchmark for knowledge and collaboration in the advancement of renewable energy, clean technologies and sustainable development
- Deploying commercially viable clean energy projects in the UAE and internationally
- Developing some of the world’s largest solar and wind energy projects
- Building the world’s first low-carbon city
- Pioneering sustainable real estate
- Advancing clean-tech innovation
- Delivering world-class industry and knowledge platforms
Masdar clean energy
Masdar has more than a decade of experience as a renewable energy developer and investor. It invests in and contributes to innovative global projects including large, utility-scale renewable energy power plants, community grid projects and individual solar home systems.
One of the largest developers of off-grid renewable energy in the world with more than 100 MW of projects now on stream, Masdar has invested in renewable energy projects with a combined value of US$12.5 billion.
Masdar City aspires to be the world’s most sustainable urban community, a place where sustainability is a way of life. A low-carbon development, the city is a rapidly growing clean-tech cluster, business freezone and residential neighbourhood – with shops, restaurants and green open spaces.
It is pioneering sustainable urban development by applying real-world solutions in energy, water, waste management and mobility. Home to more than 610 local and international companies, Masdar City is a strategic base from which businesses can explore investment opportunities, both within and outside the UAE.
World's first artificial intelligence university to open in Abu Dhabi
The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is accepting applications for its first masters and PhD programmes to begin in September 2020. The UAE is rolling out its biggest effort yet to develop a workforce versed in artificial intelligence, as the rapidly-advancing technology transforms economies worldwide.
The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), a new graduate-level AI research institution in Abu Dhabi, aims to attract students from around the world to advance the technology and propel the UAE’s economic diversification efforts.
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Busy season of events
Abu Dhabi has a healthy programme of international association meetings planned for future years and recently completed a particularly busy period, hosting almost back to back major association events. A selection are shown below:
24th World Energy Congress
26th World Roads Congress
79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Upcoming in 2020
World Urban Forum (WUF 10) – A UN event
6th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT – 15)
International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress
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The capital of the UAE has it all for events
Abu Dhabi has everything you need for your international association event. Offering the very latest in modern amenities and infrastructure, good value hotels and excellent transport links, complemented by an Arabian experience like no other - hundreds of years of tradition, fascinating cultural sites and the promise of adventure in the tranquillity of the rolling dunes.
All this with complete, government-backed, end-to-end event support.
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