Posted: December 31, 2007

Knowledge based industries and nanotechnology conference in Quatar

(Nanowerk News) The city-based Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (Goic) will be conducting a conference on Knowledge-based industries (KBI) and Nanotechnology on February 11 and 12, 2008.
The event is being held in cooperation with the Arab Industrial Development & Mining Organization (AIDMO) and The Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF). The conference aims to introduce KBIs and find means and practical mechanisms for enabling GCC member states to launch these industries.
Goic says KBIs potentially have a great role to play in the future of GCC member states, supported by the growth in the expenditure indicators of some countries in the region on research and development.
Qatar has been widely-recognised as a leader among GCC states in recognising the need for KBI development and in making important investments in KBI foundations. Having made a substantial commitment and a vision to develop the environment necessary to foster a knowledge-based economy, the country has the opportunity to become a pioneer in the region and a global KBI leader.
The Arab countries, equipped with all available means,seek to develop their industrial and technological base.They, as well, aspire to utilize and properly invest the human and physical competitive capabilities in order to shift the Arab community from the current situation onto a better one. Newly industrialized countries that managed to build a developed technological base which enabled them to achieve high growth rates and solve many social and economic problems are an example from which the Arab countries can benefit a lot.
The industries of the future, including nanotechnology industry of high-tech technological and high added value have a vital role in the transition towards a knowledge based economy. Nanotechnology technique promises a significant industrial wealth the applications of which may be utilized in all the fields of life and economy
Source: Arab Science and Technology Foundation
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