Research Priority: Information and Communication Technologies

The Etisalat-British Telecom Innovation Center (EBTIC) was established to be an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research and innovation center.

EBTIC aims to advance intelligent systems technologies for the Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and NGN-enabled ICT applications and services, in order to put in place the support infrastructure to facilitate, develop and enable the Digital Networked Economy in the UAE and beyond.

Through collaboration with industry, universities and governmental organizations, EBTIC is expected to become a driving force for innovation in the field of NGN-enabled ICT applications and services, both within the Middle East region and beyond.

The center was established in 2015 as part of a collaboration between Etisalat, British Telecom, and KUSTAR, with support from the UAE ICT Fund.