3-4 May 2023
EPIC Members Delegation Trip to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The EPIC International Delegations are exclusively for EPIC members with the objective to support their business development and global collaboration activities. The program to connect EPIC members with Technology Innovation Institute (TII) and in particular with our host the Directed Energy Research Center (DERC part of TII). DERC, created in 2019, already employs 100 researchers, scientists and engineers. DERC is currently experiencing a phase of exciting growth, and is looking to engage with prospective suppliers and partner members of EPIC.

DERC will welcome 20 EPIC members to visit their laboratories, conduct brief presentations about their products and services, listen to their requirements and explore further collaboration opportunities with TII. For more information on the expansion and investment plans of DERC, EPIC members can contact directly Dr. Ravi Saripalli, Senior Researcher, TII

The programme includes visiting local companies, and networking with local TII technology experts.


Tuesday 2 May 2023 (optional for those who have already arrived)

18:30-20:30 Dinner at BBQ Al Qasr (Palace Terrace). Google maps

Meet at 17:30 at the W Hotel Yas Island lobby and share a taxi ride or meet directly at 18:30 at the BBQ Al Qasr.

21:30 Bar, meet at the bar of the W Hotel Yas Island called “W Lounge” for a drink and networking.

Wednesday 3 May 2023

8:45: Visit to DERC Technology Innovation Institute (TII). Gather at W Hotel Yas Island lobby at 08:45 to take the bus to go to DERC facility.
Afternoon: Lunch at the Hotel Venue + Technical presentations
Evening: Networking dinner hosted by Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Thursday 4 May 2023

Entire day time at Hotel W ABU DHABI – YAS ISLAND: Technical presentation + networking

Participants List

Registration Fee

The registration fee of 300 EUR includes local transport from the hotel to the venues and meals during the event.


Hotel & Transportation

Hotel: Hotel W ABU DHABI – YAS ISLAND. Participants should make their reservation directly at the hotel website, price should be around 130-160 EUR / night. The shuttle bus will depart and return to the Hotel W ABU DHABI – YAS ISLAND.

Transportation: taxis in Abu Dhabi are very cheap, about 1 euro for 2-3 kilometres.

About our hosts

QuantLase Laboratory is a research and innovation laboratory focused on developing sustainable solutions. They have introduced a scientific breakthrough of a rapid coronavirus laser testing technology, which uses an appealing and user-friendly technique called Diffractive Phase Interferometry (DPI). Compared to other tests, DPI can give a signature of the infection within a few seconds. The research is solidly based on deformational changes in the virus-infected blood cell structure.

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). TII is a pioneering global research and development hub that focuses on solving tomorrow’s challenges, today. It has ten dedicated research centers in advanced materials, AI and digital science, autonomous robotics, biotechnology, cryptography, directed energy, propulsion and space, quantum, renewable and sustainable energy, and secure systems. TII is leading the efforts to shape research in photonics towards transformative technology outcomes in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. By working with exceptional talent, universities, research institutions, and industry partners from around the world, TII connects an intellectual community and contributes to building an R&D ecosystem that reinforces the status of Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a global hub for innovation.

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