The Dubai Future Accelerators program has launched its third call.
Run by the Dubai Future Foundation*, the program focuses on building partnerships and developing regulatory friendly environments that support deep technology startups with the potential to help find solutions for healthcare, education, travel, energy, water, and more.
Led by Khalfan Belhoul, CEO, the program integrates 4th Industrial Revolution-inspired technologies such as AI, robotics, blockchain, 3D printing, genetics, and virtual reality, with the government providing regulatory support to develop pilot projects at the city-wide scale.
The first two editions of the program recorded overwhelming success, attracting more than 4,000 applications from the world’s most innovative companies. Out of the 65 accepted companies in the first two cycles, 74% signed a with a government partner to work on pilot projects.
In the third cycle, the program will launch a new humanitarian accelerator in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives. It will focus on creating job opportunities for refugees, educating refugee children and increasing Arabic literacy, as well as testing new solutions for water sanitation in underprivileged countries.
Emirates is also joining the Accelerators to drive new opportunities in the aviation sector, using autonomous robotics and personalization to transform the airline into a, greener, more responsive and sustainable platform for global travel.
For information on the challenges and the application process, visit http://www.dubaifutureaccelerators.com
*Dubai Future Foundation was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in April 2016, as an independent transformation unit that helps shape the future of Dubai.
The Foundation cooperates with governmental and private entities to co-create the future of strategic sectors in the medium and long term, through the Future Agenda, which focuses on supporting individuals and institutions.