• Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

In line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, and under the umbrella of Technology Transformation Program (TTP), the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC) and Emirates Development Bank, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to initiate the Transform 4.0 Program.

Telecom Review Exclusive Analysis: Hyperconnectivity: An Enabler of Industry 4.0

Read More: UAE: Building a Future Towards Digital Excellence

The program will empower companies to adopt 4IR solutions, whilst also aiming to establish Industry 4.0 lighthouses within three to five years. By selecting 100 high-potential manufacturers and encouraging them to join the digital age, this initiative will revolutionize the UAE's industrial sector and will leverage a shared commitment to bolstering the nation's competitive edge through significant digital advancements.

A New Era of Manufacturing Excellence

With a meticulously structured framework, the Transform 4.0 Program promises to offer significant qualitative and quantitative value to participants, paving the way for a new era of manufacturing excellence in the UAE. Through this initiative, the program's stakeholders aim to bolster the UAE's position as a global hub for innovation and industrial prowess.

His Excellency Tariq Al Hashmi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Advanced Technology Sector at MoIAT, said, "The Transform 4.0 Program is a testament to the UAE's proactive and forward-thinking approach to embracing the potential of Industry 4.0. It underscores our dedication to enhancing the capabilities of our manufacturing sector, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of technological innovation and efficiency.”

His Excellency added that through this program, “we [MoIAT] will leverage du’s approach and its tailored digital transformation solutions that are capable of elevating national industrial competitiveness."

At the core of this visionary program is the intent to leverage du’s unique in-house, consult-to-operate approach, offering tailored digital transformation solutions that promise to elevate the national manufacturing sector’s competitiveness and competency.

Jasim Al Awadi, Chief ICT Officer at du, stated, "With the Transform 4.0 Program, du is committed to leveraging our in-house expertise and pioneering digital solutions to empower manufacturers, fostering innovation and excellence. Together, with our esteemed partners, we are setting the stage for a new era of industry 4.0 in the UAE, leading the way towards a future where digital transformation drives sustainable growth and competitive advantage."

The partnership will also provide a robust support system for eligible manufacturers, encompassing advisory and implementation services, competitive financing rates in partnership with Emirates Development Bank, and comprehensive program governance—all at no cost to the participants. This integrated approach ensures that manufacturers are not only selected but also fully equipped and supported through their transformation journey.

Shaker Zainal, Chief Business Officer of Emirates Development Bank, commented, "Through Transform 4.0, we are not only equipping our manufacturers with cutting-edge innovations and robust financial support but also consolidating the UAE's position as a global leader in industrial excellence. Manufacturing is one of Emirates Development Bank's top five priority sectors, and this initiative underscores our commitment to technological advancements and sustainable growth within the industry.”

Exclusive Coverage: Envision 2023: ‘Enabling Future Makers for a Sustainable World With Technology’

CEO Exclusive: du in 2023: Innovating and Networking ICT Services of the Future

Read More: Industry 5.0: A Humanistic and Sustainable Transformation

Pin It