International partnership puts Sharjah on the global map for sustainability-related innovation

Sharjah Innovation Park announces the Middle East Innovation and Technology Transfer Summit

  • Accelerators and technological solutions discussed by international experts and speakers
  • Discuss technologies, trends, and techniques on how to move organizations toward a more productive business model, whether remote or hybrid


22 September 2021 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) is preparing to host the MENA Innovation Technology Transfer Summit (MITT Summit) for the second time. This comes in a year when SRTI Park secured its position on the global stage by signing a memorandum of understanding with VITO, the influential Belgium-based research and technology organisation for sustainable development.


VITO is also the coordinator of G-STIC, the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community, with whom SRTI Park has entered into a strategic partnership for organising the G-STIC Conference in Dubai and the MITT Summit in Sharjah. SRTI Park’s close association with these two major events will substantially elevate its international profile.



MITT Summit in Sharjah, 27 October 2021


SRTI Park, the UAE’s premier research and innovation hub, will once again have the honour of hosting the MITT Summit in October this year. The centre is looking forward to welcoming global investors, government and private sector representatives, experts, entrepreneurs, academics, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss how to best shape the future of innovation and promote sustainability.

Full information about the MITT Summit >



G-STIC Conference in Dubai, 24 – 27 October 2021

World Expo showcases knowledge and technologies that are crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It will be an accelerator and testing ground for breakthrough solutions designed to help the world create a better, post-pandemic future for all. It’s for this reason that G-STIC decided to hold its fifth global Conference here, outside of Belgium for the first time.

Full information about the G-STIC conference >


Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTI Park, is delighted to be hosting the MITT Summit. This strengthens the positions of Sharjah and the UAE as being the Middle East region’s centre of innovation and technology transfer. It also establishes SRTI Park as an ideal platform for technology development and transfer, as well as for venture creation and building.


He stated: “The MITT Summit is in line with ‘the vision that anticipates the future’ being advocated by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The Middle East is becoming the world’s fastest-growing marketplace for business and technology transformation.”



About SRTI Park


SRTI Park is the initiator of the M.E.N.A. Innovation Technology Transfer Summit (MITT Summit) that brings together global investors, government and private sector representatives, experts, entrepreneurs, academics, and other relevant stakeholders for an immersive experience of knowledge sharing, business showcasing and networking.


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About G-STIC


G-STIC, the Global Sustainable Technological and Innovation Community, inspires companies, social and economic actors and policy makers to join forces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, think outside the box and create win-win solutions that are good for the economy, for the environment and for the people. In doing so, G-STIC aims at supporting policymakers to develop Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) roadmaps for the SDGs and captains of industry to explore new business opportunities.


The G-STIC conference is hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and 7 other not-for-profit independent technology research institutes: CSIR (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa), FIOCRUZ (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil), GIEC (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, China), GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea), NACETEM (National Centre for Technology Management, Nigeria), TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, India) and SDSN (the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network).


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Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park P.O. Box 66636 Sharjah, UAE


+971 6 502 2000