The UAE's Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Strategy
The UAE's Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Strategy
The UAE’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy aims to strengthen the UAE's position as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to increase its contribution to the national economy by means of advancing innovation and future technologies. It also aims to position the UAE as a global model in adopting leading-edge technologies to serve society and achieve happiness and sustainability.
achieve future security of water and food supply by using bioengineering sciences and advanced renewable energy technologies
enhance economic security by adopting digital economy and blockchain technologies in financial transactions and service
·optimise the utilisation of satellite data in planning future cities
develop advanced defence industries by developing national industries in the field of robotics and autonomous vehicle technologies.
The strategy outlines the path to achieve the future experience of government services by providing intelligent and interactive government services around the clock to achieve customer happiness and to position the UAE as a model for interactive cities using artificial intelligence to achieve sustainability.
The strategy focuses on a number of key fields. Some of them are innovative education, artificial intelligence, intelligent genomic medicine and robotic healthcare.
Innovative education will provide a smart and enhanced learning experience to develop advanced technologies such as science, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.
The adoption of intelligent and personal genomic medicine will lead to personalised medical technologies, improved health care levels and boost the UAE’s position as a global centre for healthcare.
The adoption of robotic healthcare and research in nanotechnology will facilitate the application of telemedicine and introduce cutting-edge medical solutions such as wearable and implantable technologies.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Strategy comprises 6 pillars. They are:
The Human of the future
The Security of the future
The Experience of the future
The Productivity of the future
The Frontiers of the future
The Foundations of the future.
Below are the strategic areas under each of the pillars:
Strategic areas of the pillar, ‘The Human of the future’
Augmented Learning - develop a leading dynamic and intelligent augmented learning experience to improve education outcomes and meet the new requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to focus on advanced sciences and technologies (e.g., bioengineering, Nano-technology and Artificial Intelligence).
Personalized Medicine - drive the development of a hyper-personalized, intelligent genomics hub to dramatically improve the population’s health and promote genomic medical tourism.
Robo-Care - harness clinical cobots and nanobots to augment the UAE’s healthcare capabilities and provide remote robotic medical services inside the UAE and abroad.
Connected Care - drive the advancement and adoption of Connected Care in the UAE to provide intelligent healthcare interventions through wearable and implantable technologies.
Strategic areas of the pillar, ‘The Security of the future’
Food and Water Security - develop a sustainable food and water ecosystem by leveraging bioengineering, advanced sciences and technologies as well as renewable energy.
Economic Security - adopt digital economy technologies (e.g. blockchain) to future-proof the UAE’s financial ecosystem.
Space Data - employing space data and technologies to make intelligent and strategic decisions.
Advanced Defence Manufacturing - augment the UAE’s advanced defence manufacturing capabilities with collaborative robots and cognitive technologies to ensure a safe and protected future.
Strategic areas of the pillar, ‘The Experience of the future’
Intelligent Government Services - deliver the world’s best intelligent, seamless and citizen-centric government services that boosts the happiness and wellbeing of customers.
Intelligent Consumer Experience - deliver an intelligent, hyper-personalized retail and hospitality experience to make the UAE the world’s leading destination for consumers.
Intelligent Cities - become the world’s powerhouse for intelligent cities and premises to improve environmental sustainability and enhance the human lifestyle.
NextGen Mobility - become the world’s open lab for autonomous and sustainable mobility to lead the innovations in transportation.
Strategic areas of the pillar, ‘The Productivity of the future’
Open Additive Manufacturing - focus on designing and programming 3-D additive design and manufacturing technologies to unlock the competitive potential of the UAE economy and entrepreneurs globally.
3D Printed Construction - become the world’s centre of excellence in 3D printed and robotic construction to deliver sustainable value for the economy.
Intelligent Grids - pioneer future grids to enable decentralized energy generation, sustainable consumption, and intelligent asset management.
Intelligent Supply Chains - develop the world’s next generation intelligent terminals and logistics ecosystem to maximise productivity in a sustainable manner.
Strategic areas of the pillar, ‘The Frontiers of the future’
Commercialization of Space - serve as a global hub for ambitious space players and support space entrepreneurship to accelerate the accessibility to commercialisation of space.
Cognitive Human Enhancement - support national research and application efforts in national universities and specialized centres in the field of brain, neuro science and human enhancement in collaboration with global leaders in the field.
Strategic areas of the pillar, ‘The Foundations of the future’
Future Talent - prepare a national talent pool and entrepreneurs for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and equip them with the required knowledge and skills in advanced science and technology through an applied educational system focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the high priority sectors.
Integrated cyber secured data Environment - build an integrated cyber-secured big data environment equipped with intelligent connectivity and develop the necessary protocols to protect it.
4IR Policies & Regulations - develop conducive and innovative policies and regulations that cover the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s themes and applications to ensure maintaining the privacy and well-being of citizens.
4IR Values and Ethics - cultivate steadfast values and ethics in the future generations to ensure making the optimal use of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and steadily facing its challenges.
Global 4IR Hub - create a global 4IR hub to promote a competitive national economy based on knowledge, innovation and the 4IR technologies and applications.