To establish and enhance collaboration in areas of 3D printing and robotic solutions through R&D, American University of Sharjah (AUS) and DGWorld FZ LLC, a Dubai-based technology company dealing with robotics and automation solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently. The agreement provides a framework of cooperation and facilitates collaboration between the two organizations in areas of mutual interest in the UAE.
According to the agreement, which was signed by Professor Kevin Mitchell, AUS Chancellor, and Bilal Al-Hattab, CEO of DG World, on behalf of their respective organizations, the two organizations will also sign special projects, host joint workshops, seminars and consultations. DG World will also provide internships to AUS students.
Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor Mitchell said:
“AUS has established a record of success in areas such as digital fabrication and we look forward to exploring mutually beneficial projects that will advance knowledge in fields that rely on robotics and artificial intelligence. The collaboration with DGWorld is an example of the university’s commitment to collaboration with leading industrypartners.”
Commenting on the agreement, Al-Hattab said:
“We are honored to have signed this agreement with AUS. DGWorld will provide the knowledge and know-how of robotics, Artificial Intelligence and automation in the field of engineering and undergraduate and graduate academic programs. We are committed to supporting the academic sector as we work towards a brighter future. DGWorld will support AUS by collaborating on R&D projects in order to share and transfer the knowledge of projects and technologies under development."
“DGWorld is in synch with the UAE Government’s vision for the country and to work towards the concept of Smart-Innovative cities. We believe cooperation between private, government and the academic sectors can play an important role in this development. We also believe that collaborating and supporting academic institutions can help prepare the next generation that is qualified and equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to keep pace with technological development.”
Dr. Adil K. Tamimi, Professor of Civil Engineering at AUS, also said:
“We are delighted that our mutual visits and discussions have culminated in the signing of this MoU between AUS and DGWorld. We hope that this agreement will lead to the signing of special technical projects between the two organizations in order to start real collaboration that will help foster and enhance research and innovation in the country.”
Since its inception, AUS has been committed to establishing ties with various institutions in governmental, technological and corporate sectors as part of its mandate. Such collaborations help the university play an important role as a link between academia and industry and the many ways in which such partnerships can bring mutual benefits to both.