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Call for Practical Solutions on Business Continuity and Kuwait's Ability to Leverage New Technologies

As a part of KFAS Emergency Resilience Program  efforts to help and support Kuwait to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the KFAS is launching a special call for practical solutions that address the implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on business continuity and Kuwait’s ability to leverage new technologies.

The goal is that through the funding provided, 4th Industrial Revolution technologies and Cyber Physical Systems can be implemented to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and business continuity of Kuwaiti companies.

  1. Robotic Assistance: One of the major benefits of robotic platforms are their ability to be deployed in areas deemed hazardous to humans. With the COVID-19 outbreak, now more than ever, social distancing and minimising human interaction is of great importance. Consideration will be given to proposals that address practical solutions utilising robotic platforms. Such solutions should at a minimum improve the efficiency/effectiveness of human-in-the-loop tasks. The practical solution could be related to law enforcement, healthcare, agriculture, maintenance, remote sensing, telecommunications, banking or commerce.

  2. Advanced Manufacturing and Production: Consideration will be given to proposals that address the current shortages in advanced manufacturing and production capabilities in Kuwait. Ideally, the proposal should address automation, harnessing data, inclusive technology adoption, sustainability and resilience to global supply chain disruption. Special consideration will be given to proposals which leverage artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, or internet of things.

  3. Machine Learning and Predictive Systems: Consideration will be given to proposals of practical solutions which utilise machine learning and predictive systems for the benefit of Kuwaiti companies. Such solutions should at a minimum improve the efficiency/effectiveness of operations; providing the necessary data to generate informed decisions. The practical solution could be related to healthcare, agriculture, maintenance, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking or commerce.

  4. Cybersecurity: Dynamic shifts in the work environment pose unparalleled cybersecurity challenges. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 employees are forced to work remotely, and without proper planning/mature minimum-security baselines cases of cybercrime have exponentially risen. Consideration will be given proposals of practical solutions that address the new norms of remote working, critical infrastructure protection, systemic risk and resilience, security of things and cyber privacy.

Proposals can be submitted by completing the application forms available by clicking here or visiting our website at www.kfas.org

For inquiry and more information, please email us at: enterprisesupport@kfas.org.kw