Khalifa AlQama is the Director of Dubai Future Labs (DFL), an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). It is envisioned to be the region’s industrial R&D service center and home to its first Research and Technology Organization (RTO).
As a research and technology partner, the Future Labs entity focuses on enabling UAE-based businesses to harness new technologies and generate unique, differentiating intellectual assets and capabilities.
In his role, AlQama’s responsibilities include the development of laboratories such as the R.LAB, the first applied research lab in DFF that focuses on automation, robotics, and AI. He has also built a team of researchers, scientists, and analysts to create work that ensures that businesses in key UAE industries achieve long-term success.
AlQama is also responsible for attracting key players from niche tech sectors to participate in consortia alongside industry representatives to conduct applied research in critical UAE industries of transport, logistics, services, and construction.