A partnership agreement between the Arab Science and Technology Foundation and Holos, S.A. for Research Cooperation was signed.

The partnership agreement was signed on Dezember 9th, 2015 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates between the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF ), represented by its President Dr. Abdallah Al Najar, and Holos, S.A., represented by Prof. João Paulo Pimentão as member of the Board of Directors.

This agreement envisages the following objectives:

  • Organise a series of events under the name “EU-GCC collaboration Forum”;
  • Jointly participate on Research and Technological Development project calls;
  • Organise training courses in state of the art Technology subjects.

The first events subject is Hyper-connected Society

The first event is planned to be in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, in 9 – 10 March 2016, and could be a starting point for a long-term collaboration between the “European RTD Project Leaders” (EPL) and the “Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF)”.

Holos, a leading technology provider in Europe, is the European promotor and ASTF is the strategic partner in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).