Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has launched the UAE Platform for Scientific Laboratories, the first of its kind in the UAE, which will allow researchers and scientists to access the most advanced laboratory equipment and create an environment for scientists to exchange knowledge, expertise and scientific results.
The platform is an initiative of the Emirates Scientists Council (ESC), in charge of creating a supportive environment for research and scientists. The platform will link state laboratories to scientists and experts to raise the productivity of research institutions and will work to increase the proportion of operating scientific devices and unifying research capacity in the UAE.
The platform gathers major research institutions in the country with a focus to provide an advanced research environment and outstanding infrastructure to improve scientific sectors in the country while reducing the cost of research activities by 30 percent. The platform offers an opportunity for the scientific community in the UAE to have quick and direct access to more than 150 research devices throughout the country which provides them world-class research equipment.