His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, launched yesterday "the strategic alliance for three-dimensional printing", in a step that is the first of its kind in the region and the world to create a strategic and comprehensive network that brings together the parties Government, research centers and companies specialized in 3D printing in the UAE and the world, to contribute to securing a wide range of medical products, services and equipment, to meet current challenges and provide future needs.

Dubai Crown Prince:

We are working to make Dubai a global reference for 3D printing technology worldwide.

“Promote the immediate response to government requirements in the event of crises and achieve self-sufficiency.”

This came during the visit of His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai, yesterday, to the headquarters of the Dubai Foundation for the Future in the Emirates Towers, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Aviation Authority, Supreme President of the Emirates Airlines Group, and the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Managing Director of the Foundation Dubai for the Future Muhammad Abdullah Al-Gergawi, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications, Deputy Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation Omar Sultan Al-Ulama, and CEO of Dubai Future Foundation Khalfan Juma Belhoul.

His Highness said: "We launched the Strategic Alliance for 3D Printing to provide a platform that unites all entities working in this vital sector. Our goal is to accelerate the employment of this future technology to support all governmental, economic, health and scientific sectors in Dubai and the world."

His Highness continued, “We will work through the alliance to enhance our industrial capabilities, secure our basic needs, in cooperation with three-dimensional printing companies, and create new production lines based on the employment of future technology, and we will work to create a strategic network of joint absorptive capacity with the private sector, with the aim of immediate response For government requirements in the event of crises in particular, and achieving self-sufficiency in general.

His Highness directed the creation and establishment of a specialized area for the development, testing and employment of 3D printing technology, to be the headquarters of a group of research centers, international and emerging companies, applied engineering laboratories and accelerator programs for this technology, and the largest warehouse in the region to store and distribute 3D printing materials and products, in order to contribute to strengthening The role and partnership of government and private entities, startups and entrepreneurs in employing this technology in developing various economic and future sectors in Dubai and the world. His Highness added: "We are working to make Dubai a global reference for 3D printing technology worldwide in the coming years, by strengthening the partnership of the government and private sectors."

His Highness affirmed that the strategic alliance is an extension of the outputs of the Dubai Strategy for 3D printing, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, four years ago in 2016, to harness this promising technology in support of the performance of key sectors And human service.

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed the Dubai Future Foundation team in coordination with the partners of the “Dubai Future District”, and worked with all innovation and technology laboratories and agencies concerned with 3D printing technology in Dubai, the UAE and the world, to enhance its role in the strategic alliance that constitutes A global model based on employing innovative experiences and minds.

The strategic alliance for 3D printing includes: Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, Khalifa University, and Higher Colleges of Technology, in addition to 10 international and local companies specialized in printing technology Three dimensional.

A strategic network that meets current and future challenges

The Strategic Alliance for 3D Printing provides a strategic network to respond to the various requirements of the sectors through cooperation between the institutions of the public and private sectors, and benefit from manufacturing capabilities, and the development of legislation and regulatory laws in this field, to ensure the achievement of self-sufficiency in the event of crises. The facilities and credits needed to manufacture these products will also be provided using 3D printing technology, thus stimulating the participating parties to achieve high levels of productivity that meet the immediate need, and provide a strategic stock for the future.

The strategic alliance will focus in the current stage on increasing the production capacity for manufacturing medical supplies and medical equipment in the UAE, by establishing production lines with 3D printing technology in record time to keep pace with the remarkable demand for many medical equipment, which supports the state's efforts to create a reserve stock of medical equipment and its production Locally, as the global health sector is witnessing an increasing demand for medical equipment, including protective equipment, test wipers, respirator connectors, face masks, and laboratory supplies, among others.

Dubai 3D printing strategy

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy in 2016, to enhance the position of Dubai and the UAE as a leading center in the region and the world in the field of 3D printing by 2030, and was launched The strategy aims to reduce costs in many sectors, especially the medical products sector, and the construction and building sectors. This technology also contributes to supporting the economic system, providing job opportunities and improving levels of performance and speed of productivity.

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