Working with researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Mubadala and Strata developed a groundbreaking prototype that uses advanced thermal imaging to detect stresses, fractures and cavities on and inside aerospace structures. The innovative solution can complete the detection process for a variety of defects in few seconds, providing real-time data and images allowing for further inspection of the structure.
The project has developed a fast and non-destructive way to test components made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastics that are integral to large aircraft. Using advanced thermal imaging to detect stresses, fractures and cavities on and inside aerospace structures, the prototype solution can complete the detection process for a variety of defects in few seconds, providing real-time data and images that allow for further inspection of the structure.
The technique will be used and tested on the production lines of Strata’s factories in Al Ain, which will also result in technology transfer and knowledge sharing.
The collaboration with Strata on non-destructive testing has led to additional collaborative work on intelligent systems for composite aerostructure component assembly. The new element of the collaboration leverages the Institute’s growing information science and smart systems platform.
From Canary Wharf in London to Wall Street in New York City, Ali Eid Almheiri has scoured the world’s leading international financial centers for the best of what they do well. As Executive Director of Mubadala’s real estate and infrastructure unit, Almheiri is responsible for Mubadala’s development of Al Maryah Island – the prestigious business and lifestyle hub at the heart of Abu Dhabi.
“There’s a lot to learn from the world’s great financial hubs. We’ve taken many cues from La Défense in Paris to Singapore’s CBD and put those insights to work on Al Maryah Island to develop Abu Dhabi’s own international financial center.”
Mubadala’s interests in social and commercial infrastructure projects emerge from its mandate to support Abu Dhabi’s growth and economic diversification.
“We’re focused on major projects that change the face and shape of the city. And premium developments like Al Maryah Island are what make Abu Dhabi Global Market, the capital’s financial free zone on the island, possible.”
“By providing international Grade-A office space, luxury hotels, residences, shopping and dining, Mubadala has created a distinguished environment on Al Maryah Island, attracting companies like JP Morgan, Deloitte and Accenture, as well as visitors from around the globe. Between Rosewood Abu Dhabi and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, there are about 30 restaurants and 130 shops already open, and with Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi and Al Maryah Central coming in the near future, you can expect Al Maryah Island to continue to reflect the best of what an international financial center can be.”
Today, it is the world’s newest international financial center, in the heart of the nation’s capital, attracting businesses and visitors from around the world. Al Maryah Island is host to Grade A office space, and allows 100 percent foreign ownership and a zero tax environment for 50 years.
Al Maryah Island is also home to Abu Dhabi’s premium shopping destination, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, as well as 5-star dining and accommodation at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. It is anchored by world-class healthcare facility Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, with new hotel and retail offerings under active development.
Linked closely to residential, cultural and entertainment districts of Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island is aligned with the emirate’s social and economic development priorities. It serves as a focal point for commercial activity, investment and tourism, creating employment opportunities and attracting world-class talent.
By investing in cutting-edge technologies, governments, private sector companies and nonprofits throughout MENA are enhancing the region’s cities and supporting growth across sectors. Given today’s accelerated pace of change, it is crucial to adapt to new technology and make sense of complex information to support smart and thoughtful decision-making.
Mubadala and IBM Watson formed Cognit as a business to provide Watson technology to organizations across the Middle East region, ushering in technological innovation across multiple sectors.
IBM Watson is the world’s first cognitive computing system – a new kind of computing where complex systems act and process information less like traditional computers and more like a humans. IBM Watson can understand natural language and quickly analyze large volumes of unstructured data. Like a human, it’s also able to respond to complex questions with evidence-based answers and discover new, actionable patterns and insights.
IBM is currently working on hundreds of projects to expand Watson's industry domain knowledge across areas including healthcare, law, education, insurance and finance, as well as teaching the system languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and now Arabic.