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Applications Now Open for Dubai Future Accelerators Programme

Deadline: November 30, 2019.

In association with the Government of Dubai, the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) announces the launch of their flagship programme, the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme. The acceleration programme invites innovative startups with a high potential of scaling up and offer a smart software or product solution to apply to the in-house nine-week programme.

The programme is a collaborative effort with several Dubai-based governing bodies such as Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority, Roads and Transport Authority, Health Authority, Police and Etisalat Digital. Solutions that are likely to contribute to emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), smart city operations such as healthcare, security, and transportation, are welcome to apply to the programme’s 7thcohort before November 30.

Dubai Future Accelerators is an intensive nine-week programme that creates partnerships with government entities and private sector organisations in Dubai and connects innovative startups, scaleups and SMEs to those organsations to work hand-in-hand to establish transformational solutions while using the ever-expanding city as testing ground for their impactful solutions.

The startups selected to join the cohort benefit from direct access to senior decision makers, coworking spaces, paid roundtrip and accommodation in Dubai for the duration of the mentorship programme. The Dubai Future Foundation (DFA) is set up as a business development enabler and market-entry accelerator based on specific demands identified by its partners. Additionally, DFA does not take any equity in the participating startups.

The programme’s 7thcohort follows the success of six previous cohorts that empowered 13 government entities and 219 startups on 97 challenges. 71% of these startups went on to sign agreements with partner entities to test their prototypes, launch pilot projects or implement ideas within their organisations.

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