Khalifa University attracts major sponsors for 2017 MBZIRC competition
ICT Fund, ADNOC and the China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) will act as strategic, platinum and gold-level sponsors, respectively.
“We are proud to see the quality and diversity of interest and support we are receiving for this event, both from sponsors and participants,” Dr. Arif Al Hammadi, executive vice president of Khalifa University, said.
Al Hammadi noted that the university has been overwhelmed by the response to MBZIRC. Khalifa is proud to sign three major sponsors that specialize in fields that could benefit from the innovation displayed at the conference. He believes this is a major milestone for Khalifa University.
“We look forward to working with the sponsors as this event moves forward, and we look forward to the international attention that MBZIRC will bring to the UAE in general and to Abu Dhabi in particular and the innovation happening here,” Al Hammadi said.
45 teams will compete at the 2017 event, with participation coming from prestigious institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Tech 4Front Robotics and the University of Calgary, The University of British Columbia and the University of Berkeley, Advanced Robotics Engineering Solutions Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, and the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China.