UAE ministry, Edge team up to set up Industry 4.0 Enablement Centre

  • Date: 06-Aug-2022
  • Source: The Gulf…
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Country: UAE
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UAE ministry, Edge team up to set up Industry 4.0 Enablement Centre

Abu Dhabi / WAM

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and Edge signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish the UAE’s first Industry 4.0 Enablement Centre aimed at promoting, enabling, and supporting the digital transformation and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies across country’s manufacturing sector.

The ministry and Edge will explore how the Enablement Centre can leverage what has been achieved by the Edge Learning & Innovation Factory (LIF), a state-of-the-art learning, innovation, and demonstration centre for Industry 4.0, operational excellence, and advanced technology. Its offerings include learning, innovation, and demonstration to the wider industrial ecosystem.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology; Faisal Al Bannai, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edge; and Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director & CEO, Edge.

The Industry 4.0 Enablement Centre will comprise various activities, including raising awareness around Industry 4.0 technologies and practices, upskilling manufacturers’ capabilities with specialised training curricula, demonstrating 4IR technology benefits, supporting the development of Industry 4.0 strategies, and creating a testbed and an open-access environment to pilot and co-develop