UAE launches first AI Center of Excellence in the region

AI could unlock $12.6 trillion in value globally by 2030
UAE launches first AI Center of Excellence in the region
A photo from the signing ceremony

Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, and e& enterprise, part of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group), announced the inauguration of the region’s first AI Center of Excellence (AI CoE) in Abu Dhabi. The launch highlights the importance of pursuing partnerships and collaborations with businesses, governments, investors, and startups to create a smarter, safer, and more sustainable world through the co-creation of industry-specific and use case-driven AI solutions.

The AI CoE will provide a platform for AI solutions to be built and scaled from Abu Dhabi. 

The region’s first AI CoE at Hub71 will provide a robust ecosystem for innovative technology ideas to grow and scale, and will allow startups to benefit from Hub71’s community, programs, and knowledge sharing platforms. AI could unlock $5.5 trillion to $12.6 trillion in value globally by 2030 and offer immense potential in sectors that are of strategic importance to Abu Dhabi’s socio-economic growth.

As the UAE’s first dedicated hub to AI, the e& enterprise AI CoE will support solidifying Abu Dhabi’s leadership in AI innovation and adoption by creating a robust ecosystem of talent and partners by connecting startups, companies, and investment firms, as well as develop and scale cutting-edge AI solutions.