Innovation, research, and data-backed decisions are the key driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of AD Ports Group. We support our leadership’s vision to diversify the economy and advance innovation in the UAE.
Re-inventing the way of doing business while looking out for new and more efficient ways has been a constant and continuous exercise for AD Ports Group. We develop and harness the power of emerging technologies to transform the future of trade, stay competitive and achieve sustainable growth.
To foster innovation across our group we launched an idea management programme (IBTIKAR) in 2012, we set up a Research & Development (R&D) committee, and integrated several innovative solutions, such as innovation lab, knowledge corner and 3D lab printing, in order to build an infrastructure that conceives, fosters and executes innovative ideas in real-time business scenarios.
In line with the UAE national strategy for innovation, AD Ports Group has consistently contributed to strengthening the country’s position as a global hub for innovation through enhancing the ideation of new concepts that ultimately create a widespread culture of innovation.
AD Ports Group strives to continue this trend, incubating innovation across its integrated clusters, supporting the expanding global presence of the Group. We have delivered a world-class and comprehensive portfolio of innovation activities that built internal capabilities and further connected AD Ports Group to the global ecosystem of innovation.
Hours of Innovation Training
The global supply chain environment is highly competitive, dynamic, and fluid. As a result, the maritime and trade industry continuously demands new innovative ways of doing business.
With a progressive and sustainable intent in mind, we founded our R&D Committee. The goal was to build on infrastructure to conceive, foster and execute innovative ideas in real-time business scenarios.
Our R&D committee also raises awareness about the importance of technical and scientific research, publishing research papers, and organising workshops to explain the ongoing research and developments.
Saved Through Innovative Ideas
Innovative Ideas Implemented
Proof of Concepts and R&D Projects Executed
For AD Ports Group, unconventional thinking and a futuristic outlook have been the key elements of our unprecedented growth since inception. Today, with the use of cutting-edge technology and ultra-modern automation techniques, AD Ports Group is not only making it easier for its stakeholders and customers to do business but is also setting an example for the worlds ports and industrial community to follow.
IBTIKAR programme was kickstarted in 2012 to present a platform for the celebration of ideas and ingenuity in the maritime community. Initially an AD Ports Group in-house suggestion scheme programme, it has continued to grow to encourage active participation from not only our employees but also from customers and stakeholders to be idea generators.
Since then, it has become a part of the success stories of various ideas and accolades. After becoming the first ports company in the world to be accredited by IdeasUK in 2016. IBTIKAR presents an open stage for people to share their ideas, get evaluated, and eventually realise them in the most feasible way possible.
We offer opportunities to international participants with different perspectives from across the globe. Be an idea generator or innovator by taking part in our success story.