ADIA Lab Selects Granada, Spain as its European Headquarters

Posted on 03/22/2023

The Government of Spain, through the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, has reached an agreement for ADIA Lab, the Abu-Dhabi-based research institute dedicated to data and computational sciences, to establish its European headquarters in Spain. The European headquarters of ADIA Lab will be located in Granada. Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. As part of the agreement, ADIA Lab will launch five research programs with Spanish universities and research institutions to create a network that promotes scientific exchange and industrial growth between Spain and the UAE.

The research areas will focus on the analysis of data and complex systems applied to public health, the environment and the digital economy, as well as high-performance computing and the development of artificial intelligence (AI). The agreement aligns with the areas of joint cooperation expressed in the Spain-UAE Joint Statement, issued on February 2, 2022 on a visit by the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, to the UAE with the goal of fostering strategicpartnerships in several scientific fields, and to boost bilateral economic cooperation.

The agreement was formalized at a signing ceremony at the Royal Palace of Santo Domingo in Granada, between Carme Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, on
behalf of the Government of Spain, and Dr. Horst Simon, Director of ADIA Lab.

ADIA Lab was formed by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

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