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Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park and Deep Knowledge Analytics set out to research and develop the Longevity Industry in the UAE

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November 10, 2021 – Sharjah, UAE: Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park (SRTIP) and Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA), a DeepTech analytical agency focused on Longevity, AI, and the convergence of technological megatrends have announced a first-of-a-kind strategic partnership aimed at mapping the Longevity Industry in the UAE, fostering knowledge of relevant sectors locally and internationally, developing comprehensive stakeholder engagement, identifying major drivers of the industry across the country, and ultimately developing in coordination with concerned government institution robust national Longevity policies to maximize the health and wealth of the nation while preparing future leaders to advance Longevity as a key component of its future strategic agenda. 

Albeit in its infancy, the Longevity Industry is expected to be the largest and most sophisticated of all time. It sits at the crossroads of several subsectors from BioTech and the pharmaceutical industry to FinTech and InsurTech, among many others. This collaboration is a move forward to spearheading, developing, and commercializing the Longevity Industry.

National governments currently sit at a crossroads of major Longevity-related challenges and opportunities, and there is an increasingly pressing need for governmental attitudes to shift from an ageing-reactive position (reactively trying to neutralize the economic burden of the growing proportion of the population that is aged 60 and older) to a Longevity-proactive position (the support of methods to extend population-level healthy longevity) in order to efficiently develop the massive socioeconomic opportunities of Longevity: extending the period of workforce participation and productivity, lowering the healthcare burden of old-age care, and reaping economic growth as a result of Longevity industrialisation and associated sectors (including BioTech, the pharmaceutical industry, FinTech, and InsurTech, among many others. 
 

One of the first steps in developing an effective infrastructure for Longevity governance and building healthy ageing strategies will be mapping the overall industry in the UAE by creating a detailed Longevity landscape analysis to profile and categorize companies, investors, R&D hubs, academic institutions, and industry professionals operating within the field. The partnership aims to enhance the knowledge about Longevity and promote its adoption nationwide.

The joint effort also aims to identify the UAE’s driving forces behind the Longevity Industry and healthy ageing, and ultimately devise an action plan for government entities, enabling them to establish and advance their Longevity development agenda across all relevant decision-makers and industry, governmental and institutional stakeholders.

The cooperative framework of the agreement seeks to promote a culture of Longevity, open and productive discourse on the local, regional, and international levels. In order to create a conducive dialogue around the industry, the partnership will organize local and international conferences covering Longevity-related topics to promote cross-border Longevity-focused cooperation and collaboration for the mutual benefit of local and international strategic, economic and political allies.

The partnership will also enhance the knowledge and career-based opportunities of UAE’s students by creating a Longevity-focused educational program within the universities in the UAE. By instilling a culture of Longevity learning in today’s curricula, both parties set out to equip future leaders with the necessary know-how to address ageing and advance national Longevity policies that can effectively leverage the global megatrend of Longevity industrialisation to create new sources of economic growth and stability for the joint benefit of their citizens and national economies.

Hussain Al Mahmoudi, Chief Executive Officer of Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park, said: “Sharjah represents an ideal city for researching and developing world-leading Longevity initiatives and hosts the largest academic city in the region. We are confident in the outcomes of this pioneering partnership with Deep Knowledge Analytics, which have been researching national DeepTech and Longevity strategies for the past several years.”

Dmitry Kaminskiy, General Partner of Deep Knowledge Group, said: “Visionary and progressive governments are increasingly embracing Longevity as a major strategic component of their national agendas. To help governments develop a better understanding of Longevity and enable sound policymaking within this unprecedentedly complex and demanding sector, we remain committed to forging high-calibre partnerships with governments, policy organisations, and other relevant authorities to neutralise the growing gap between theory and practice of local and national Longevity policy, governance, and industrial strategy initiatives.”

Alexei Cresniov, Director of Deep Knowledge Analytics, said: “Over the past few years, we have produced a number of comprehensive analytical reports on Longevity, AI, and DeepTech in general – unprecedented in their scope and length – jointly with leading government-related institutions, including UK Parliamentary Groups. Capitalising on our strengths in analytics and given our advanced capabilities in creating dynamic mindmaps and tailored databases capturing real-time industry developments, we look forward to working with SRTIP on promoting and developing the Longevity Industry in the UAE.”

About Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park

Established in 2016 by royal decree of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTIP) aims to develop and manage an innovation ecosystem that promotes Research and Development and supports enterprise activities and the triple helix collaboration of industry, government, and academia.

 

About Deep Knowledge Analytics

Deep Knowledge Analytics is a leading provider of advanced analytics of DeepTech and frontier-technology industries. The company utilizes sophisticated multidimensional frameworks and algorithmic methods that combine hundreds of specially designed and specifically weighted metrics and parameters to deliver insightful market intelligence, pragmatic forecasting, and tangible industry benchmarking.


Deep Knowledge Analytics is part of Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of commercial and nonprofit organisations active on many fronts in the realm of DeepTech and Frontier Technologies (AI, Longevity, FinTech, GovTech, InvestTech), ranging from scientific research to investment, entrepreneurship, analytics, media, philanthropy, and more.