Dubai has announced plans to establish a specialised, integrated 3D printing zone at the Expo 2020 venue.
The new initiative is aimed at attracting entrepreneurs and investors into the emirate and provide opportunities for researchers to develop innovations using this 3D technology.
“Today, we are launching the first specialised 3D printing zone to further support the implementation of Dubai’s 3D printing strategy and develop this technology in the local market,” remarked Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
He was addressing a key meeting of the Executive Council where he approved the establishment of a specialised, integrated 3D printing zone at the Dubai Expo venue.
The creation of this specialised zone reflects the objectives of Dubai’s 3D printing strategy that aims to enhance Dubai’s position as global hub for 3D printing in collaboration with the private sector and boost its role as a key global player in shaping the future.
“By launching such initiatives we aim to achieve a quantum leap in the development of future-oriented industries that can have a significant positive impact on sustainable development. This initiative is also part of our efforts to reinforce Dubai’s position as global hub for future technologies and R&D,” he added.