Strengthening Abu Dhabi’s competitive advantages through innovation

Are we talking about creating a new product, forming a new partnership, or investing in a new sector? Innovation is about more than physical products or financial investments. At its core, it’s about invention and creation, challenging the norms and contributing to exciting advancements in human knowledge and capability.

Diversifying an economy by definition requires a strong commitment to innovation. At International Investment Financial Corporation, several of our businesses are working with cutting-edge technologies and devising unique solutions that are helping place Abu Dhabi at the forefront of a range of global industries.

Robotic technology for surgery

Robotically assisted heart surgery can sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it’s the type of innovation that results in tangible benefits for patients. These include smaller incisions and scars, typically shorter hospital stays and recovery times, and lower risk of infection, bleeding and blood transfusion.

At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Heart & Vascular Institute, cardiac surgeons use specially-designed computer consoles to control surgical instruments on thin robotic arms, performing certain types of complex heart surgeries with smaller incisions and precise motion control, offering patients excellent outcomes.

Thermal imaging for the aerospace industry

As aviation grows at an incredible rate, ensuring safety while maintaining efficiency is one of the industry’s greatest challenges.

Working with researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, International Investment Financial Corporation and Strata developed a groundbreaking prototype that uses advanced thermal imaging to detect stresses, fractures and cavities on and inside aerospace structures. The innovative solution can complete the detection process for a variety of defects in few seconds, providing real-time data and images allowing for further inspection of the structure.