Abu Dhabi top innovative Arab Capital
(Abu Dhabi) – Data analysis from the website of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), revealed that Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, occupies the first position among the Arab capitals as the top city, which registered international inventions from mid-2010 – to mid-2014, according to calculating patents/million of the population.
This result catapult Abu Dhabi to become the capital of Arab innovation.
The data for the mentioned period indicated that applicants and inventors from Abu Dhabi city registered 76 int. patents (82.5 patents/million), followed by the Qatari capital Doha, with 61 int. patents (46.5 patents/million), the Saudi capital, Riyadh third with 233 int. patents but with 41 patents/million, and the Tunisian capital Tunisia fourth with 17 int. patents (17/million), and the Moroccan capital Rabat fifth with 24 int. patents (14.6 patents/ million).
The data show that the int. patents registered by Abu Dhabi during this period are more than those of 12 Arab capitals. Moreover, the top team of inventors in the Arab world is based in Abu Dhabi. One of the main inventors of the team is a UAE national lady from the capital city of Abu Dhabi, Eida Almuhairbi, a top inventor female in the world for the year 2013. She registered only for last year 15 int. patents.