The agreement to establish the ARIC research Center was signed at the Dubai Airshow in 2013. The AED 55 million ARIC project will have approximately 50 percent of the investment placed in establishing state of the art research facilities and capabilities, with the remainder being invested in research and development (R&D) projects that are directly related to the needs of the aerospace industry in the UAE.

AED 55 million funding from Khalifa University, Mubadala Aerospace and Strata, valid from 2013- 2018.

The agreement was renewed in late 2018 to cover a four year period from January 2019 and December 2022.

Minimization of voids in composite aero-structures manufactured by out of autoclave techniques: from fundamental science to full industrial application. PI Dr. K. Khan, Co-I. Dr. R. Umer and Dr. W.J. Cantwell. AED 1.7 million. 1/7/18 – 30/6/21. CIRA, Khalifa University.

Flexible & smart textile architectures with integrated tactile sensor arrays and memristive networks for robotic applications. PI. Dr. L. Zheng, Co-I. Dr. M. Rezeq, Dr.W.J. Cantwell and Dr. D. Gan. AED 2.7 million. 1/7/18 – 30/6/21. CIRA, Khalifa University. 1/1/20 – 31/12/22.