Applications for the Knowledge and Human Development Authority are open until January 23rd 2020, 11.59pm (GMT+4). The 1st phase of the cohort will take place from March 1st 2020 to March 12th 2020 and the 2nd phase from March 29th to May 13th 2020.

Applications have now closed for these entities and the program will take place January 21st until 22nd of March 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai!

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority

Deadline: Jan. 23rd 2020, 11.59pm GMT+4.


  1. KHDA Education Challenge

    Dubai aims to be a leader in enabling heart-centered education that combines the benefits of technology with the best of humanity.
    We’re seeking companies to help us create lifelong learning experiences that have wellbeing at heart; experiences to enrich us as individuals, as a community and as a planet.

    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. As a regulatory institution, they support schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

    Click here view the webinar with the KHDA Future Team

Nuat VR
Nuat redefines Virtual Reality. Our goal is to accelerate the demand for VR/AR by creating compelling content integrated with the right hardware to create unparalleled immersive experiences.
An award-winning organization that offers future-focussed & wisdom-based education.
COGx develops science-based programs for students to enable them to become self-regulated, successful, independent learners while training educators on the science of learning.
ShilpMIS Technologies
An award winning VR ecosystem, Melzo is built to simplify interactive VR content discovery, creation and sharing over web.
A safer, healthier and kinder social media for kids.
Amy is an AI-powered private maths tutor which integrates into your online learning management system. Amy makes learning maths easy by giving you and automatically filling knowledge gaps in realtime.
Solfeg.io simplifies music teaching in schools and inspires practicing at home with use of top hit songs and AI chatbots
WAZZA Inc. is a leading Edtech Startup in MENA, which is focusing on Education technologies and artificial intelligence solutions.
Dubai Police

Deadline: Nov. 30th 2019, 11.59pm GMT+4.


  1. Report Analysis

    We are looking for an advanced, AI-powered analytics program that can be used to identify and analyze large volumes of research papers and reports.

  2. Airport Security

    We are looking for the latest, cutting-edge AI technologies to help us increase security and streamline management processes in the airport.

  3. Shoreline Security

    We are looking for intelligent, advanced drone technologies that would help us increase shoreline security.

  4. Port Security

    We are looking for advanced, intelligent surveillance technologies that would help us increase security at land-ports and seaports.

Unleash Live
Industries such as Resources, Construction, Smart Cities & Power Utilities are seeking the next level of productivity gains through actionable data. At Unleash live we take live video and imagery input from a combination of sources including HD cameras, IP connected cameras, drones, connected robots and mobile devices into the Unleash live engine to deliver information beyond what the human eye can see. By applying a layer of A.I. to live video, Unleash live acts as a smart assistant that equips your organisation with information and insights to drive down costs, increase accuracy, improve safety and reduce time to resolve.
Users ask Quarrio questions in normal spoken/written language and get instantaneous answers in text or auto-generated graphs. Users can ask follow-up questions and drill down to the information they seek. It’s a dynamic information retrieval and reporting system that any user can interface with. With multi-layered AI powered engines, Quarrio goes beyond currently available bots and voice command engines in 3 main ways: 1. Quarrio converts, in real time, user language to executable code, by understanding the intent of a question 2. Quarrio automatically searches data sources, and performs computations to produce the answer in a user friendly text or graphic 3. Quarrio is a multi-domain, multi-data source platform (SQL/no-SQL, database, text, reports) that is easily extended to cover new use cases and new user requirements. Quarrio makes large data access easy and scalable. Quarrio is the Alexia for big data sources, developed by a recognized team from IBM, Stanford and Vodaphone
Medlab Media Group MMG
Founded in Spain in 2015, MMG is focused on creating different e-tools based on Artificial Intelligence. MMG aims to meet the needs of the entire medical community through immediate access to information regardless of their geographical location and economic situation. We research the latest technology to develop global, accessible and transversal artificial intelligence solutions that enhance the creation and exchange of knowledge. Multiple disruptive tools have already emerged from our innovation lab, such as a healthcare communication platform and a semantic search engine powered by artificial intelligence, as well as some innovative technologies that have applications in enterprises in different sectors. Our work is aimed at becoming a world technology enterprise leading in artificial intelligence semantic solutions.
Roads and Transport Authority

Deadline: Nov. 30th 2019, 11.59pm GMT+4.


  1. Smart Monitoring

    Introduce smart monitoring technologies for counting/ dynamic signaling and information- intelligent analytics of pedestrians and transport ridership behaviors.

  2. Futuristic Wayfinding

    Introduce futuristic methods for wayfinding to enhance the integration between different modes of transport and surrounding areas, such as leveraging Augmented Reality (AR).

  3. Innovative Cooling

    Utilize the current environment (e.g. humidity and hot weather) to cool down pedestrian zones and/or generate energy.

M-Cycle Industries
M-Cycle is dew point regenerative indirect evaporative air cooling technology with 10X less energy consumption & 10X less cost (compared to DX HVAC units).
We are working on a smart monitoring platform for urban tech companies and smart cities. Powered by AI, we create city statistics and make video and image feeds intelligent for better urban planning.
Sensible 4
Full-stack autonomous driving software for shared driverless vehicles.
VR Craftworks
VRCraftworks focuses on VR/AR/AI Projects targeting commercial problems. With the passion of immersive technology, the company has blossomed into an engine of commercial problem-solving.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

Deadline: Nov. 30th 2019, 11.59pm GMT+4.


  1. Future of Energy

    Accelerate digital transformation in the energy industry through disruptive technologies that are not limited to Quantum Computing, and can include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Automation, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality and others.

Our AI turns unstructured text into structured data, to transform user content into actionable insights and competitive advantages.Our AI turns unstructured text into structured opinion data. Our best in class aspect-based sentiment analysis (ABSA) API enables your company to transform user-generated content into actionable insights and competitive advantages.
EverComm is an energy-IoT startup incubated by NTU Singapore and accredited by Infocomm Media Digital Authority (IMDA) in Singapore. EverComm applies ICT to address equipment performance challenges for governments and enterprises to transit towards zero-emission operations.
Heliatek is a innovative German scale-up manufacturing organic thin film PhotoVoltaics. The company recently completed a one-of-its-kind and state-of-the-art manufacturing line. The ultra-thin, light-weight and flexible organic solar film HeliaSol® is equipped with a self-adhesive backside and can be applied easily on existing buildings, allowing them to produce carbon-free energy.
Dubai Health Authority

Deadline: Nov. 30th 2019, 11.59pm GMT+4.


  1. Early Intervention

    Improve the quality of life by early and swift healthcare intervention using advanced technologies in healthcare.

  2. Reduce Waiting Times during Emergencies

    Reduce patient waiting times in emergencies by using advanced and cutting edge technologies.

  3. Patient Safety During Surgery

    Improve the accuracy and patient safety in surgeries, such as spine surgery, using robotics.

  4. Retina Images - VR

    Improve the quality of life globally by early and swift healthcare intervention using advanced technologies in AI and healthcare retina disease detection through Virtual Reality (VR) in collaboration with gaming companies to collect retina images through the VR while players are playing various VR games and building global dataset/database of images which lead to eliminate the vast major disease of retina worldwide using compacted retina camera and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
Medtronic META
Medtronic was founded in 1949, it is a medical device company, headquartered in Ireland but with exsisting businesses in more than 150 countries. Focusing on different sectors within the medical industry, Medtronic's mission is to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.
DC Medical
DC Medical is a Medical Device Startup that spins out innovative technology developed by doctors within the NHS in the UK. We believe that Children's Health Care is an issue worldwide. Our main product 'Everybaby' is a medical device for doctors to determine Pre-term birth. Everybaby's Clinical tests result for 365 pregnant mother show an AUC of 80% for all pregnant mothers, where as qfFN and Ultrasound (the two main tests currently available) are 66%.
Zimmer Biomet
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, USA, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopedic reconstructive products, sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products, spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products, dental implants, and related surgical products. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. We operate in more than 25 countries and sell products in more than 100 countries around the world.
Etisalat Digital

Deadline: Nov. 30th 2019, 11.59pm GMT+4.


  1. Augmented Reality & Service Delivery Experience

    We want to improve the service delivery experience by digitising and automating key elements of the process.

    We are looking for scaleups that will help us to create a differentiated customer experience
    1) Using augmented reality to scan offices and indoor spaces
    2) Using Artificial Intelligence to provide the best service and solutions according to the results of the site survey

  2. Digital Retail Experience in Physical Spaces

    Retail like industries* operating physical spaces are requiring for full convergence between digital and physical touch points through more personalized, interactive, engaging and efficient Omni channel experiences.

    Build first of a kind solutions that will allow to combine the agility of immersive digital technologies with the depth of our cellular data and 5G network. Relevant solutions should:

    - Augment the personalization of the experience based on visitor profiles, behavior and type of interaction in the physical world
    - Improve engagement between customers and retailers/brands/services
    - Support the capture of real time consumer insights
    - Provide measurement capabilities to support ROI objectives
    - Drive visitors and sales
    * malls, retail, government centers, FEC, F&B and others commercial spaces

  3. User Acceptance Testing Automation

    We want to automate user acceptance testing to improve efficiency through reducing manual effort and time-to-market while improving quality. We are looking for scaleups that can:

    1) Deliver a robust end-to-end automation to replace manual processes
    2) Build a technical solution that fully automates the User Acceptance Testing process. The solution must integrate with all of the organisation’s applications including online, sales and customer support systems

Illogic is a fast growing Italian company specialized in immersive technologies for Factory 4.0 The company developed the Virtual Technologies for the most important projects on digital virtual twin (avestar.wvu.edu/3d-virtual) and for many others. Since then Illogic has developed a breakthrough proprietary platform with SDK for most of the simulation technologies, IoT data collection, maintenance procedures and assets management; with the deployment on different interfaces. We have worked on several projects of Digital Virtual Twins with simulator for Oil&Gas, Energy production, Plastic moulding, metal casting, Port operation, Mining and so on.
AR Leap
We are a visionary, futuristic IT Services and Consulting company. At AR leap we are changing the way people interact with the world, by using immersive technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Our major focus is on bringing information to life through our expertise in a way that information can not only be seen but felt too. AR Leap is among the pioneers of Augmented and Virtual Reality based Education solutions Best utilizing these cutting-edge technologies in our works for
• Health
• Education
• Medical Training
We have innovative AR/VR integration solutions to add value to for your organisations.
DeviQA is one of the global leaders in Quality Assurance and Testing. We have 10-years of expertise in Automated testing for Web / Mobile, API, End-to-end testing, User Acceptance Testing, Functional UI automation, Automated performance testing, Integration testing, SDK test automation. Also, our offerings include Full-cycle testing, QA process design and setup, Performance / Load and Stress testing, Responsibility for the quality of your project, API testing, QA consultancy & Audit, etc. Our experience encompasses test solutions for most popular technologies like JavaScript, .NET, Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, etc. We are proficient in more than 40 test automation frameworks. The mobile test lab consists of real physical devices with a variety of form factors, models, types, resolutions, and we are actively using testing in cloud services for our test automation solutions.
Microgensis IS
MicroGenesis TechSoft is an adept and reliable technology solutions provider specialized in Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Software and Systems Engineering, Document Management, Robotic Process Automation and more. Since our inception in 2000, we have come a long way in serving hundreds of clients across industries and geographies. We leverage industry standard practices, tools, resources and ecosystems to deliver an optimal business outcome. We have been working alongside our strategic partners and customers, delivering a wide range of solutions and services - from Product Consulting, Implementation and System Integration to Managed Services for a variety of business applications and industries.
TRISON is world leader in audiovisual integration and scent marketing. We make technology readily available to people via the integration of visual systems, acoustics, scent marketing and ad hoc solutions with a technological base for large accounts in the retail, automotive, hospitality, and corporate sectors. Our international vocation, together with our proven experience, makes TRISON a unique company. TRISON offers an end-to-end service: from direct initial contact with the client and their architects and designers supporting them in the conceptualization and final layout of the spaces, to the integration, installation and maintenance - remote and on-site - of the projects.
VR Craftworks
Founders of VRCraftworks, Peter and Jack were experimenting with immersive technology for years before it became a talking point in mainstream media. Their interest began when they became a part of a small online community with the likes of "parmtech" (Palmer Luckey - Founder of Oculus) and other leading figures in the field. The online community along with Peter and Jack initially wanted to buy the first VR headset from "parmtech" until a kickstarter created Oculus, now one of the top selling providers of VR headsets. From the developments in hardware Peter and Jack decided to dive in, creating VRCraftworks and haven't looked back since. The first application the father and son duo created, Orbulus, became a hit. Orbulus was published as one of the 'Top Ten' VR apps to download. With this interest grew, with the likes of Google wanting to include our app in the launch of the Google Cardboard headset. Since then VRCraftworks has grown and so have the projects.
Dressire is an Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision based platform that helps fashion retailers know what products can be shown to which customers - online and In-Stores. It helps Retailers, Malls and Brands KNOW, ENGAGE , ACQUIRE and WOW customers. It enables the retailers to curate their catalog in real-time for each customer based on their preferences, body profiles, shopping behaviour and interaction type and present the right product at the right time in front of the right customer. Dressire also provides AI based Style and Outfit Advisory. It also helps the retailers predict Trends, enable Targeted Marketing, improve Sales & provide an Enhanced Shopping Experience to their Walk-In and Online Customers, thus driving higher conversions, sales, repeat visitation and Life Time Value.
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