Established in 2016 by royal decree of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, The Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park Free Zone (SRTIP) was mandated to develop and manage an innovation ecosystem that promotes Research and Development and supports enterprise activities and the triple helix collaboration of industry, government, and academia.
The park will serve as a catalyst for Sharjah’s development into a knowledge-based economy by being a regional and global business hub for Research and Development promote research and development, industry tie-ups, and innovative enterprises.
SRTIP offers companies the ideal environment to develop and base their R&D and technology and deliver it to the thriving Middle East marketplace and expected to house over 200 of the world’s leading innovation companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups.
With Sharjah’s University City as a backbone for collaboration and research, we build an ecosystem that aims to generate innovation. We nurture talents and foster an engaging community of likeminded people from leading academic institutions, companies and start-ups who connect, work and live in SRTIP.
Sharjah Your Gateway to Innovation
Located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Sharjah is recognized as a cultural, industrial, economic and educational capital and named as one of the top ten cities in the world for connectivity in 2017 by FDI Intelligence Magazine. This diversity of strengths is the perfect equation to form collaborative relationships between academia, private and public sector to grow knowledge-intensive businesses, creating long-term sustainable revenue for the Emirate.
Skilled Workforce as graduates are mostly from Sharjah University City which houses 15 of the finest higher education institutions More
in the region, with over 30,000 students in the fields of computer science, engineering, architecture, media, business and many more.
Ideal Ecosystem for Innovation, R&D, entrepreneurship and technological development by fostering academia-industry partnerships More
in a business-friendly environment.
High Quality of Life and Infrastructure due to Globally-renowned universities, affordable housing choices, world-class entertainment More
and cultural events. With infrastructural budget of $5.9 billion for 2017.
Competitive Cost of Doing Business which makes it most economically diversified Emirate in the UAE with 70,000+ businesses. More
Business-friendly Government and Regulations with vibrant and growing GDP, Sharjah government’s consolidated fiscal revenue More
projected increase to 8.9 percent of GDP in 2017, or $2.2 billion, from 6.7 percent of GDP in 2016, and 10.2 percent of GDP in 2018-2020.
Our vision, mission and ambition
To be the leading innovation free zone in the region that fosters R&D and delivers socio- economic MORE
impact regionally and globally.
To create an engaged community of innovation in Sharjah, by connecting knowledge intensive businesses, MORE
academic institutions and governments.
To unlock the knowledge and resources of the region’s research-based educational institutions and link MORE
them to the private and public sectors to produce solutions that answer to market needs. By providing R&D and innovation infrastructure, SRTI Park will strengthen and promote industryuniversity linkages and entrepreneurship; paving the way towards a knowledge economy.
Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hussain Al Mahmoudi serves a dual role as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) and as the CEO of the Sharjah Research, Technology and MORE
Innovation Park (SRTIP). Both these entities were established through royal decree by the Ruler of Sharjah, who also directly appointed Mr. Hussain to these responsibilities in order to create collaborative long-term relationships between industry, academia and the public sector, fostering an ecosystem of enterprise and innovation. Previously, Mr. Hussain served as the Director General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Member of the UAE Chamber Federation, and GCC Chambers for 8 years. He was responsible for the overall management and operations of the Chamber including the provision of services to its members. In this role, he launched several strategic economic initiatives for Sharjah such as the SME Act, Sharjah Export Centre, Sharjah Commercial Arbitration Centre, and the Sharjah Business Forum.Mr. Hussain has held leadership roles at leading regional and international companies such as the Royal Dutch Shell Group, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), and several Dubai Holding entities. He currently serves as honorary board member of both, the Tatweer Forum and of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and as chairman of the Emirates Business Council for Sustainable Development. He also serves as a board member of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa). Mr. Hussain possesses an MBA from the American University of Sharjah and a BA in Economics and Communications from Seattle Pacific University in the US.
The Park will focus on 6 research areas that are vital to Sharjah, UAE and the region which will lead Sharjah to act as the region´s role model for establishing a knowledge economy. The establishment of this innovation ecosystem supports building a sustainable, knowledge-based economy which will increase regional entrepreneurship and employment opportunities.
Purification and Desalination, Water Recycling & Waste Water Treatment, Water Monitoring & Conservation, Artificial Rain making & Aquaculture technologies
Transport & Logistics
High Performance & Advanced Materials, Sensor Technologies, Mobility Systems & Autonomous Vehicles, Marine & Air Freight Technologies & Urban Planning Systems
Solar Thermal Energy, Smart Grids & Energy Storage, Waste to Energy and Biofuel Production Technologies
Big Data, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, Smart City
Waste Containment & Remediation Technologies, Green Building Construction & Equipment
Production, Design & Architecture
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, Rapid Prototyping & Digital Fabrication, Advanced Building & Construction Materials, Production & Factory Planning, Contemporary Arabic Architecture
Facts and figures
Sharjah RTI Park Masterplan
The site is visible from both Sharjah Dhaid Road and the University City Road.
There are currently a number of major development in the area such as Al Mamsha and Aljada
Current developments proximate to the plot are primarily residential and commercial areas as well as University City.
Planned developments in the area will enhance the attractiveness of the development providing significant residential opportunities for business located in the free zone.
Sharjah RTI Park HQ Building
The SRTIP HQ building is currently under construction and forms the first phase of development for SRTIP. The building is a G+4 commercial building separated into 3 blocks and is of high specification design offering a range of commercial offices, laboratories, retail units and F&B outlets as well as a range of public spaces and open areas.
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