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ICONET is an ICT research and innovation center established by the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) with support from the Telecommunication and Regulatory Authority’s ICT Fund. ICONET has been initiated with the aim of supporting the university’s central mission of gaining recognition as a beacon of excellence in education and innovation.

ICONET will foster excellence in education and innovation in the development and application of ICT to problems of national interest in science and engineering. The center will provide students and faculty with the structure and resources to accomplish these goals. ICONET is designed to incorporate multiple activities that are unified under the umbrella of ICT. These activities include research and development, business incubation, programming education for schools, and training, among others.


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Meeting with EXOLAUNCH

March 23, 2019, MeznSat team and UAE Space Agency team held the MeznSat launch campaign kick-off meeting with EXOLAUNCH. Recently the UAE Space Agency signed a contract with EXOLAUNCH, a Berlin based company, to arrange for the launch of MeznSat using the EXOLAUNCH...

RAK Hackaton

March 3, 2019, Two teams from AURAK School of engineering won the 1st two positions in the Emirates Hackathon – Ras Al Khaimah. They competed with around 30 teams at the event hosted earlier by AURAK. Dr. Mohammed Awad, the Chair of the Department of Computer Science...

MATLAB Seminar by MathWorks

November 20, 2018, AURAK, November 20, 2018: The School of Engineering, through ICONET, hosted a team from MathWorks (Ireland) to deliver a seminar about MATLAB. The seminar included two topics: • Deep Learning for Signal Data with MATLAB• Introduction to Model-Based...

We have something for everyone

Schools: ICT Education, curriculum consultancy, teaching training.

Companies and institutions: training courses, consultation, incubation and office space, research, innovation projects.

Individuals: Graduate certificates, training courses, innovation support.

Faculty: Research Support, Startup support, Industry out-reach

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    What do we do?

    • Quality research in the area of ICT
    • State-of-the-art
    • Focus areas include space, cybersecurity and Virtual Reality
    • Modern Office Space
    • Discounted rent
    • Access to university resources
    • Free workshops and mentorship for startups
    • Qualified, experienced trainers (Ph.D. and M.Sc. holders)
    • Competitive pricing
    • Advanced certified courses: ARM, CCNA, MySQL,
    • Programming sessions for school students
    • Training for school teachers on programming and IT curriculum and teaching

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