DUBAI STARTUP SUPPORT
Startup Support Strategy
1- Global Blockchain Challenge
Over the past two years Smart Dubai has been hosting the Global Blockchain Challenge inviting Blockchain startups from across the globe to pitch their latest blockchain innovations which can be potentially implemented in Dubai. The last challenge shortlisted 17 finalists and announced the top three winners on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at the Future Blockchain Summit. Following on from the successful inaugural edition in 2017, the 2018 challenge drew 200 applications from companies in 85 cities across 53 industries.
2- Dubai Smart City Accelerator
The Dubai Smart City Accelerator is the leading accelerator supporting innovative companies in IoT and Connectivity, Urban Automation and Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Open City Data, Sustainable Cities and Living, Smart Government, and the Smart Retail industry.
Operated by Startupbootcamp, the global network of industry-focused startup accelerators, the programme targets startups that are developing innovative solutions to help make cities smarter and overcome significant challenges due to congestion, waste, and energy to improve the quality of people’s lives. It will focus on projects that provide solutions to everyday challenges, built around smart buildings, transportation, intelligent logistics, smart lifestyles and smart planning & maintenance.
3- Dubai Future Accelerators
Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) is an intensive 9-week program pairing the world’s most exciting technology companies with leading government organizations to create transformational solutions.
Smart Dubai Office has joined the DFA program working on challenges utilizing emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things.
Digital Dubai at GITEX 2021: 31 Government and Private Entities, One Common Goal
The 41st edition of GITEX will see Digital Dubai launch its new corporate identity and vision.
Dubai expected to record 3.1% economic growth in 2021 and 3.4% in 2022
The effective management of the COVID-19 pandemic, including comprehensive vaccination campaigns and rapid adaptation to changes, along with economic support packages, have paved the way for a quick recovery and economic growth, which is expected to reach 3.1% in 2021 and 3.4% in 2022