The Ministry of Trade and Superior Know-how (MoIAT) and MEXT signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement the UAE’s Industrial Know-how Transformation Index (ITTI) and deploy the index abroad for the primary time.
The transfer is a part of the UAE’s efforts to speed up decarbonisation and digitalisation throughout the world manufacturing sector.
First applied within the UAE in February according to the UAE Internet Zero by 2050 strategic initiative, the ITTI will quickly be deployed within the wider area following the MoU which was signed on the sidelines of the ‘Make it within the Emirates Discussion board’ on Wednesday by Tariq Al Hashmi, Director of Know-how Adoption and Growth at MoIAT, and Efe Erdem, Government Director of MEXT, within the presence of Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Below-Secretary of MoIAT.
Primarily based in Türkiye, MEXT helps industrial firms alongside their digital and inexperienced transformation journey in direction of Trade 4.0. MEXT is the Know-how and Innovation Centre of the Turkish Employers’ Affiliation of Metallic Industries (MESS) and it consists of an ecosystem of greater than 50 globally recognised expertise suppliers, universities, and establishments.
Launched beneath the Know-how Transformation Programme by MoIAT and the Abu Dhabi Division of Financial Growth (ADDED), the ITTI is a complete framework to measure the digital maturity and sustainability of factories and formulate a roadmap for industrial transformation.
Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Schooling and Superior Know-how, mentioned that this partnership will pave the trail for the ITTI to be applied within the wider area, representing a major step within the UAE’s efforts to assist speed up the decarbonisation of the worldwide manufacturing sector. “By implementing the index with our strategic companions at MEXT, MoIAT is driving digitalisation and sustainable industrial growth within the area according to our function as a champion of 4IR, superior expertise, digital transformation and innovation.”
Al Amiri added, “We all know that the decarbonisation of business should be an inclusive and world effort. That’s the reason the UAE is dedicated to creating enablers that assist industries around the globe to harness superior applied sciences and improve effectivity. We’re actively searching for to have interaction nations and companions that share our ambition to remodel business by way of digitalisation and sustainable practices.”
Efe Erdem, Government Director of MEXT, commented, “MEXT will probably be glad to share experience and technical data from Türkiye with the business in UAE, fostering new collaborations and alternatives throughout the framework of the brand new MoU. We consider the initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Trade and Superior Know-how all through the nation, together with The Know-how Transformation Programme (ITT) are very essential steps in empowering the business for its digitalisation and sustainability journey. MEXT will proceed its engagements within the UAE to help the business with its transformation.”
Introduced on the World Authorities Summit 2023, the ITTI allows producers to make data-driven selections to allocate sources extra successfully and unlock monetary incentives. The index promotes the combination of 4IR purposes and sustainability finest practices and raises consciousness about the advantages of superior expertise. The ITTI is the primary of its sort to combine 4IR fundamentals with sustainability in a single complete framework.
Below the MoU, MoIAT and MEXT will collaborate to assist ITTI’s rollout within the area. They may obtain this by way of spreading consciousness of the index by way of roadshows and occasions, co-creating programmes to assist digital transformations and decarbonisation primarily based on the findings of the ITTI, in addition to producing thought management on Trade 4.0 and sustainability.
The ITTI is a key pillar within the UAE’s Nationwide Technique for Trade and Superior Know-how. It’s a game-changing initiative designed to assist firms take their first steps in direction of Trade 4.0 and make their operations extra sustainable.
4 of the ITTI’s classes are sustainability associated, together with Sustainability Technique & Governance, Water & Wastewater Administration, Emissions Administration, and Materials Circularity. The ITTI is straightforward and intuitive to grasp, making it an efficient and forward-looking planning instrument for producers.