The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), an initiative of the American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE), has expressed its commitment towards positioning itself as a premier research and innovation hub in the UAE.
Established in 2016 by royal decree of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE, and Ruler of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, SRTI Park aims to develop and manage an innovation ecosystem within a free zone that promotes Research and Development and supports enterprise activities and the triple helix collaboration of industry, government, and academia.
Phase 1 of the park is due for completion in 2019 and will comprise three inter-linked buildings of some 60,000 square feet that will house the park’s headquarters, laboratories and innovation centers, and will host a mix of Startups, SMEs & Anchor companies that focus on contributing to the Research and Development and innovation culture of the region. Future phases include a center of excellence, a technology museum, a hotel, a convention center, and housing units.
SRTI Park continues extensively in its efforts to attract and host knowledge-intensive businesses. The thematic pillars SRTI Park will focus on are water technology, renewable energy, environmental technology, digitization, Industrial Design 4.0, and Mobility & Smart Cities.
The aim of SRTI Park is to provide an environment conducive to creativity and innovation by creating an attractive and sustainable park with world-class infrastructure and services, supporting, promoting and developing the innovation system and to enhance the Emirate's status as a global destination in the fields of research and technology.
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As an independent, non-profit institution, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is proud of its role as a leading comprehensive coeducational university, welcoming students not just from the region but from around the world.
The purpose to develop Sharjah’s relationship with the global research sector is a reflection of His Highness’s vision to establish Sharjah as the capital of education, scientific research and innovation in line with of AUS’s strategy.
One of the main focuses is to support scientific research through SRTI Park and it to be a hub for international research companies, researchers, students, faculty and graduates of the AUS.
Through its relation with the most prestigious universities and international institutions such as Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College, SRTI Park will create a world class innovative research environment, focusing on: water technology, renewable energy, environment technology, transportation technology, information technology, industrial design and architecture.
The park will encourage the creation of knowledge-intensive companies and provide a state-of-the-art location for businesses and organizations to access research undertaken at the Sharjah University City ecosystem, more than 47,000 students, 2,000 PHDs and 12 academic institutes.
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