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EBTIC is continuously developing new partnerships and expanding its network of collaborators both in the UAE and internationally. Through these partnerships EBTIC and its partners and collaborators can deliver more value and scientific excellence.

EBTIC is fundamentally built on a strong and diverse industry, academia and government partnership between Etisalat, BT, Khalifa University and ICT Fund, which gives its strategic research and innovation programme the depth and breadth that make it unique.

ICT Fund

The first of its kind in the Arab world, the ICT Fund was launched in 2007 by Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority to achieve rapid, progressive and concrete developments within the ICT sector in the UAE. The Fund launched its operations to jump start innovation within the ICT sector in the UAE mainly in the fields of intellectual capital, technological leadership, smart research, innovative ideas, and incubating start-ups.

The Fund’s Board of Trustees is chaired by TDRA and encompasses high level professionals and dignitaries from the ICT private sector, the academia, and the telecom operators of the UAE, Etisalat and du; both contributing 1% of the annual net profit to finance the Fund’s operations.

For more information please visit : www.tdra.gov.ae/ictfund/en/home.aspx