ASPIRE is the technology transition arm of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). Responsible for driving the creation of future transformative technologies, ASPIRE acts as Abu Dhabi’s technology Wayfinder and catalyst – and ensures a clear innovation path from lab to market. ASPIRE identifies prominent problems, responds to evolving market dynamics, and funds research solutions that ensure a transformative real-world impact.
ASPIRE is focused on directing ATRC-allocated R&D funding and facilitating essential collaboration with local and international partners to elevate Abu Dhabi’s emerging R&D ecosystem. These multi-stakeholder partnerships are focused on solving challenges through R&D across six key sectors – Healthcare; Sustainability, Environment, and Energy; Food and Agriculture; Aerospace and Space; Security and Defense; and Transportation.
ASPIRE embraces a culture of exploration and discovery by participating in or conducting grand challenges and international competitions that bring together local and global innovators to deliver new technology solutions for real-world applications. Ultimately, ASPIRE’s goal is to bring exceptional talent, ideas, resources, and technologies together to help solve society’s most complex challenges.