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Dubai Future Labs

Dubai Future Labs (DFL) is an applied research and development facility that designs, develops, and tests cutting-edge robotics and automation technologies to address unique challenges with innovative customised solutions.

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Our Living Lab model sees users become an integral part of the innovation ecosystem as we develop cutting-edge solutions for public and private sector clients.

Our approach combines socio-political insight with applied research technology through dual teams. Dubai Future Labs acts as a complementary applied-R&D asset to stakeholders’ existing capabilities, and offers consultation, business modelling, challenge scoping, field testing, and product integration and development—along with knowledge transfer.

Our tech team dedicates itself to advancing technological answers to business and public policy challenges. The Living Lab model is run in partnership with chip makers IMEC VUB.

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“Our Living Lab model sees users become an integral part of the innovation ecosystem as we develop cutting-edge solutions for public and private sector clients.”


Dubai Future Labs explores the applications of robotics, automation and CNC technology; and aims to become the region’s preeminent applied tech R&D tech space. It is a fluid, flexible research and prototyping-driven concept that assists private and public sector partners in answering business challenges through automation.

“Dubai Future Labs is committed to enhancing the culture of technological innovation in the UAE by actively participating in knowledge transfer and dissemination in the business, industrial and academic communities.”

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    An agnostic tech innovator

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    A Living Labs model of inclusive innovation

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    Industrial applications of robotics and automation

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    A research nexus driving competitive advantage

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    Bridging academic learning with practical applications