Khalifa University’s Research and Innovation Day 2024 to Showcase Over 100 Innovative Projects, PhD Posters and Tech Startups

February 22, 2024

Event Explores Global Societal Impact of Intelligent Systems, Energy Transition and Advanced Communication Technologies


Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced it will showcase its commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship through a sample of activities comprising 60 innovative projects, 36 PhD research posters, and 10 technology startups at the Research and Innovation Day 2024, promoting knowledge exchange and exploring new frontiers in science, engineering, communication technology, and healthcare.


Scheduled to be held on 27 February at Khalifa University Main Campus, this multi-pronged event will feature an impressive project showcase that highlights some of the most innovative concepts. A key highlight will be the community and region-relevant startups incubated at Khalifa Innovation Center (KIC). Five themed display and demonstration zones will reflect Khalifa University’s research centers and their projects in ‘Managed Energy Transition’, ‘Sustainable and Secure Society’, ‘Health Longevity’, ‘Advanced Materials and Manufacturing’, and ‘Pervasive Digitalization’. Two introductory talks on Machine Intelligence and Energy Transition will lead into a panel discussion of the triple helix of education, industry and government in this time of transitions for sustainability. 


Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President, Khalifa University, said: “Our Research and Innovation Day marks the month-long UAE Innovates 2024, highlighting the University’s commitment to nurturing critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. The commercialization of key startups not only reflects our research-driven and innovative environment, but our consistent contribution to furthering the UAE’s industries and economy. We are excited to provide this platform that showcases some of our projects and PhD research posters reflecting our creative excellence, ranging widely from such topics as aerospace technology, predictive and preventive medical practices, sustainable water treatment, robotic manipulation, and new frontiers in the exploration of Mars’ atmosphere.”


A segment on alumni recognition will celebrate the outstanding achievements of Khalifa University’s diverse and inclusive community, which comprises a total of 8,443 alumni, representing 98 nationalities.


As a finale, marking the day, there will be six illustrative “pitch” presentations of start-up ventures – in healthcare technology, autonomous vehicles, drones and robotics, and data analytics – emanating from research and innovation at Khalifa University.


Alisha Roy
Science Writer
22 February 2024