In line with the UAE’s Vision 2021 to be among the top 10 countries in the world by the Golden Jubilee of the Union in 2021, the UAE has taken many steps and strides to promote and encourage innovation. Most notable is the launch of the Innovation Strategy in 2014 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. To align with national priorities and the 2030 Agenda, the Ministry of Economy is continuously working on fostering an environment that encourages sustained economic activity in the UAE. This is done through the enactment of legislations that encourage investments, supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs), protecting consumer rights and intellectual Property as well as fulfilling environmental and social requirements whilst pursuing economic growth.
CUD has a great process to develop innovation not only in Dubai but also internationally, having research processes that show the effort to meet the goal 9, in addition to having a working staff in charge of directing the projects and goals of the university.
Faculty members at Canadian University Dubai are engaged in a wide range of groundbreaking projects, reflecting the diverse academic expertise that exists among our research community. 
With a number of long-established transnational research partnerships, we are applying our expertise in collaboration with leading academics and institutions around the world, and have attracted grants from renowned international research institutes.
From the creation and application of new technologies, to the development of new business processes and techniques, CUD faculty are working across a number of disciplines to bring forward innovations that will help to advance society, both in the UAE and globally. The impact of this research can be seen in the publications and patents that result from these projects, as well as the numerous international research awards conferred on our faculty members.
Research projects in:
Architecture & Design
Communication & Media Studies
Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Public Health & Health Sciences