In a bid to build a more sustainable knowledge-based economy for future generations, Sandooq Al Watan (National Fund) has introduced its first initiative entitled ‘Mustaqbalna’ (Our Future).

National talents

Discovering and developing national talents and unleashing their potential in the fields of science, the arts, and culture.

Goal for 2020: Discover 5,000 talented citizens

Career guidance and counseling

Providing the necessary tools for students to improve their careers in order to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and the levels of self-actualization amongst citizens.

Goal for 2020: Increase the graduation rate of students in the fields of science, technology, and engineering by 10%.

Research and development

Supporting the national ambition to have the state become one of the 20 most innovative states in the world.

Goal for 2020: Increase the average number of annual patent applications submitted by Emirati citizens to 50 applications.

Commercial projects

Encouraging innovative commercial projects in order to achieve social impact in key sectors (such as health and sustainable energy) and contributing towards reducing the rates of unemployment.

Goal for 2020: Achieve a 50% success rate for projects invested in for more than two years out of the total of supported projects.