Abu Dhabi University recently announced that its Center of Excellence for Smart, Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Cities has awarded 32 research projects a combined total of more than $816,000.
The winning projects were chosen by a committee of experts and researchers.
The Center, which opened in 2015, provides a space for three subsections of research to be carried out: sustainable built environments, sustainable business processes and smart services for smart cities. Each center of research will work closely with the winning grant teams.
“These research grants assert ADU’s investment in scientific and applied research, and emphasizes our commitment toward realizing Abu Dhabi's vision of fostering a knowledge-based economy,” Abu Dhabi University Director of Research Dr. Ashraf Khalil said.
Khalil noted that the Center of Excellence for Smart, Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Cities has received many innovative research proposals throughout the past year.
“The winning research projects were chosen and awarded the grants based on several criteria that included: merit, relevance to the Center and the UAE, strength and experience of the research team, appropriateness of the budget as well as potential for publication,” he said. “So we’re looking forward to see the results of these brilliant research endeavors.”