SCASS Hosts the 6th ESIG Meeting of the UAE Space Agency

10 May 2018

SCASS Hosts the 6th ESIG Meeting of the UAE Space Agency

SCASS hosted the 6th Emirates Space Innovation Group (ESIG) on May 10, 2018 as promoted by the UAE Space Agency. Eng. Khaled Al-Hashmi, the Director of Space Missions at the UAE Space Agency chaired the meeting along with his HE Prof. Hamid Al-Naimiy, the Chancellor of the University of Sharjah and General Director of SCASS. Several other UAE Space Agency officials attended the meeting. Several universities delegates from all over the UAE presented an update on their research proposals that were sponsored by the UAE Space Agency. 

Eng. Khaled gave an update about the forthcoming wave of proposals that fall within the vision of the UAESA for the coming years. Collaboration with international partners (NASA, CNES, JAXA...) was discussed and local universities were urged to incubate some of the UAESA programs. A thorough discussion was engaged by universities delegates to know better understand how the UAESA operates when it comes to research proposals attribution.

The 7th ESIG meeting will be during the second week of September and the University of Dubai has kindly accepted to host it.

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