Abu Dhabi-UAE: The UAE has made great strides in global competitiveness to become a hub for the smart, autonomous and electric vehicles industry, the third edition of Make it in the Emirates (MIITE) Forum heard today during a session joined by public and private sector leaders.

In a session on ‘Multi-OEM collaboration in mobility: Mobility clusters’ role in catalyzing convergence of industries to accelerate smart mobility’, participants discussed how mobility clusters are supporting the country’s efforts to become a global key player in smart and autonomous mobility solutions.

The panel included Arafat Al Yafai, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Bureau, ADDED; Stephane Timpano, CEO of Aspire; Yvonne Winter, Co-Founder of Flynow Aviation; Bader Al Lamki, CEO of ADNOC Distribution; Dr. Hua Zhong, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of WeRide; and Zhang Xiaoyan, VP of China Center for Information Industry Development.

About the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) was established in July 2020 to boost the industrial sector's contribution to the UAE's GDP and drive sustainable industrial development. The ministry was formed by combining the Office of the Minister of State for Advanced Technology, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), and the industrial department of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

MoIAT is responsible for formulating policies, laws, and programs that attract foreign direct investment, enhance national added value, support entrepreneurship, create jobs, attract talents, upskill national cadres, promote exports and raise the competitiveness of products manufactured in the UAE. To achieve these objectives, MoIAT has created an advanced national quality infrastructure system.

MoIAT leverages its expertise, capabilities, and resources to strengthen the national industrial ecosystem by facilitating the establishment of industrial zones, promoting the adoption of advanced technologies and the integration of Fourth Industrial Revolution solutions and enabling the growth of priority sectors as well as industries of the future. The ministry’s work contributes to national efforts to build a diversified, knowledge-based economy and achieve industrial self-sufficiency.