ADDED and e& enterprise signs MoU to catalyse Abu Dhabi’s sustainable digital shift


The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and e& enterprise’s joint efforts aim to facilitate a seamless transition towards Industry 4.0 innovations, endorsing environmentally-conscious practises, and harnessing the technological capabilities of e& enterprise, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.

ADDED and e& enterprise will collaborate on the development of shared white papers and workshops, enhancing research and knowledge dissemination, and raising awareness about sustainable manufacturing practises. Additionally, the two entities will explore opportunities to provide digital solutions for manufacturing operations, thereby promoting sustainability and bolstering operational efficiency.

Moreover, both parties aspire to champion the programmes and incentives outlined in the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy by leveraging e& enterprise’s platforms and services. They also intend to identify collaboration opportunities to drive the adoption of Industry 4.0 in the industrial sector. This strategic partnership will focus on establishing specialised centres, creating high-quality employment opportunities, enhancing international trade, and positioning Abu Dhabi as a competitive industrial hub in the broader region.

Eng. Arafat Al Yafei, executive director, Industrial Development Bureau, said: “We are pleased to partner with e& enterprise to provide a conducive environment to the industrial sector of Abu Dhabi to transition to smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 as well as encourage sustainability in the sector. This comes as part of our ongoing efforts to achieve the ambitious objectives of the ADIS, which aim to increase the size of investment in the industrial sector, create new quality jobs, and improve Abu Dhabi’s trade with global markets, and strengthen its position as the region’s most competitive industrial hub.”

Alberto Araque, CEO, e& enterprise IoT and AI, commented: “We strive to transform the manufacturing industry, advocate sustainable practises and contribute to Abu Dhabi’s economic growth by harnessing our proficiency in IoT and AI solutions.”

The partnership aims to increase awareness within the manufacturing community about the benefits of Industry 4.0 and related technologies by showcasing innovative digital approaches and providing skill set development programmes.

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