Waseela Hosts Live Discussion with Nobel Laureate About Nanotechnology

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Published November 1st, 2017 - 06:43 GMT
Sir Fraser
Sir Fraser

Advances in the multi-billion dollar nanotechnology market will be under the spotlight when ICT system integrator, Waseela, welcomes 2016 Nobel Laureate and pioneering nanotech scientist, Sir Fraser Stoddart, and Intel Corporation’s former nanotech R&D Director, Dr. Youssry Botros, to a live discussion in Dubai.

Taking place on December 4, 2017, the first of its kind event will explore advances in the global nanotech market, forecasted to grow to $174 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of around 18.1% per ‘Research and Markets’

Stoddart and Botros have pioneered a number of advances in nanotech, both individually and together, over recent years. They also co-founded PanaceaNano, a nanotech company focused on the design and manufacture of newly discovered functional nano-materials and systems that will have applications in various industries, including health, energy storage and generation, and biotechnology.

The company has developed several patented technologies and created new start-ups through research and technology development in different areas of nanotechnology, since it was founded in 2015.

While nanotechnology was first thought of and envisioned in 1959, it wasn’t until the year 2000 that the field started to advance. Today, it is rapidly gaining traction across such diverse industries as medicine, technology, agriculture, energy storage and water treatment.

In the UAE, leading institutions such as Khalifa University and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have pioneered nanotech breakthroughs, with the latter named a centre for semiconductor R&D and manufacturing excellence, in 2012. In April 2017 Masdar student, Nazek El Atab, was named as one of 15 international female researchers to have won the L’Oreal-Unesco For Women in Science International Rising Talents award, for her work in nanotech.

Capitalising on the market opportunity, discussion host and producer, Waseela, will pioneer its own nano-solutions for the regional market, specialising in applications in its core business of technology.  Through the roundtable discussion on December 4, the firm will raise awareness of the nanotech advances currently being explored in the UAE.

The invitation-only event is free to attend, however, places are limited. The discussion is open to business executives, investors, decision makers and other nanotechnology pioneers. To find out more details or secure a place at the event, email nobelevent@waseela.com. Remaining available seats will be assigned on first-come-first-serve basis. 

Background Information


Waseela is an ISO certified contemporary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Company that delivers integrated solutions and services. Waseela was founded in 2007 and since then it has been contributing to the ICT and Telecom industry in the Middle East region through its continuously expanding team of highly qualified engineers and specialists. Waseela has developed and optimized its internal engineering and operational capabilities to deliver turnkey end-to-end ICT projects to telecom service providers, mega construction contractors, government organizations and large enterprises.

Waseela is a subsidiary of Dar Al Hai General Trading & Investment Group; Dar Al Hai Group has international business operations in the fields of ICT, Heavy Machinery, Vehicles, Energy and Real Estate with average annual turnover of more than USD 500 million. Waseela currently has offices, branches and subsidiaries across the Middle East Region.

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