Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives


  1. Empowering refugees through community integration using technology. Challenge Job Opportunities for Refugees: Problem: The refugee crisis is a problem of poverty, not just migration. 70% of refugees are living below the poverty line (less than USD1.90 per day) in their host countries, up from 50% in 2015. 86% of refugees living outside of camps in Jordan are now living below the poverty line, while in Lebanon 70% of Syrian refugee households live far below the national poverty line. UNHCR does not have 59% of the funds needed to reach refugees who require assistance. This translates to a funding shortfall of USD 795 million. Required solutions: Utilizing technology to improve the livelihood of refugees.

Dubai Police


  1. Reduce general crime rate by 50% and traffic related mortality rate to 2.5 per 100 thousand citizens by 2021.

COM-IoT Technologies
COMI-IoT Technologies is an artificial intelligence company. Our solutions serve the smart cities and traffic safety domains.
IBM is a global technology and innovation company serving clients in 170 countries. We live at the intersection of business and technology and today are a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company, transforming entire industries. We have invested in and built the capabilities - cloud, analytics, cognitive, mobile, security - to power the emerging needs of modern business.
Kivu Technologies
Kivu Technologies is building the the fastest, most efficient and most scalable network analysis platform on the market.
Nokia FZ LLC
Nokia FZ LLC creates the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)


  1. Use advanced biometric recognition (with preference on blockchain technology) to enable seamless transition through Dubai airport without the need for a passport.

Micity addresses the citizens’ concerns in their routine interactions with government entities or large corporations and makes them cost-efficient, seamless, highly secure and enjoyable by harnessing the powers of the latest technologies including biometrics, IoT, AI and Blockchain.
Dubai Municipality


  1. Reduce 75 % of Dubai general waste by 2021.

  2. Implement 3D printing technology in 25% of Dubai buildings by 2030.

  3. Increase green areas in Dubai tenfold by 2020 through using advanced irrigation and agriculture techniques.

  4. Explore opportunities for using nanotechnology in 3 services and operations of Dubai Municipality by 2021.

Afforest4Future NGO
Afforest4Future is a desert greening NGO that prolongs the life of desert man made lakes by desilting them, and uses silt to create the topsoil in deserts locking it in by planting a multilevel agroforestry systems.
Aliyance Robotic Construction
Using industrial robots ALROCO creates skyscrapers and load bearing rebar reinforced concrete structures rapidly, directly on site.
AMKON technlogy brokers UG
AMKON technology brokers UG is an innovative technology business gate in the broad field of energy technologies, consultants for renewable energy projects and also a sales support for marketing and distribution of various kinds of regenerative fuels.
Biocarbon Engineering
Our mission is to meaningfully change the trajectory of climate on earth. We do this by providing the tools for global-scale data driven ecosystem restoration.
Christof Industries GmbH
Christof Industries is a partner in the development, construction and upkeep of industrial plants for industry and energy providers across the globe. One of our main focuses is the reduction and utilisation of all waste streams, whether liquid, gaseous, or solid.
Doka Gulf FZE
Capitalising on the expertise of several organisations, Doka Gulf is proud to lead this consortium that includes Doka Group, B|A|S Research & Technology, Doka Ventures and Contour Crafting Corporation, whose task its is to fuel the momentum of disruptive technology within the construction sector, and support Dubai's position as a global centre for innovation.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)


  1. Explore and demonstrate new technologies that can transform a utility provider's traditional business model of generating, transmitting and distributing water and electricity.

AppsCo connects people and things ismply and securely.
Capsun Technologies
Capsun Technologies is developing, in cooperation with Ghenova Ingenieria, a solar technology based on solar spectrum splitting than can provide cost effective thermal energy storage to PV plans as well as cogeneration of electricity and steam suitable for industrial processes.
DewGood products make water from air for drinking and plants.
ENACT SYSTEMS Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the solar industry.
IOTwitt provides cypher for sensors at front end devices. The cypher algorithm supports development of secure microphone, speakers, cameras, sensors and actuators in sensitive industry including oil and gas.
Veragon Water Solutions Ltd
Veragon Water Solutions have fully developed a range of modular and scalable products which harvest the humidity from the air into clean, mineralised drinking water, on a commercially viable scale.
Roads and Transport Authority


  1. Significantly enhance decision making, user experience of travel and transport services with the use of: 1.) AI, Digital Twin. 2.) Legislations for autonomous transport. 3.) Clean and environmentally friendly fuels. 4.) Making Dubai a cyclists and pedestrian friendly city.

Tara AI
Tara AI leverages artificial intelligence to scope projects, automate talent allocation and monitor software development.
Dubai Health Authority


  1. Reduce costs and increase the efficiency and potency of diagnosis, disease prevention and patient monitoring by factor of 10.

APEXK develops first in class neurorehabilitation technology in order to optimize rehabilitation processes, to reduce the rehabilitation duration and to help to reduce the overuse of the health system.
Avanza Innovations
Avanza Solutions is a boutique software outfit that specializes in Transaction Processing, Payment Solutions and Electronic Delivery Channels.
Future Trends Group
Future Trends Group/Hinacom is a healthcare IT company specializing in Medical Imaging Information & Telemedicine platform and their applications.
HEXOSKIN's products monitor health in real-life to support value-based healthcare, telemedicine and chronic care management. The company is the leader in clinical-grade wearable sensors for continuous cardiac and pulmonary patient monitoring, and its award winning smart clothing products are recognized as the industry's best.
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  1. Develop an intelligent business rating system to assess and score SMEs based on financial and non-financial parameters, to enhance SMEs’ credibility and increase their access to finance by 100% by 2021.

ClueTap Technologies
ClueTap is a social and conversational commerce enabler that allows individuals and businesses to go online in less than 60 seconds.
LendFlo is a Peer to Peer Invoice financing platform build on the Blockchain. We are solving the problem of cash flow by offering SME's loans that are secured against unpaid invoices.
OCO Global Ltd.
OCO Global are renowned as experts in innovative technology solutions for the economic development community and are driven by data analytics involving rich and disparate data-types to derive business insight.
Oxford Intelligence Lab
The Oxford Intelligence Lab is a global boutique technology firm leveraging interdisciplinary academic research to invent disruptive solutions that change the future.
Smart Dubai Office


  1. Using artificial intelligence to deliver city services twice as fast, with half the budget, twice the customer satisfaction.

ADDO AI is empowering business world with Artificial Intelligence. Our experienced machine learning experts help companies innovate using data-driven performance at the intersection of strategy and analytics.
LG CNS has delivered IT services to more than 5,000 private and public enterprise clients around the world for the past 28 years. Dedicated to the success of its clients, LG CNS provides unsparing efforts and expertise on front-end consulting and IT services for reliable system, network integration, e-business, e-outsourcing, and other tailored solutions.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority


  1. Create self-regulating, future ready school communities to be among the best in the world by 2025.

EduChain Inc
Educhain is developing a blockchain infrastructure of trust for academic institutions, enabling seamless issuance and exchange of official digital records.
Esquare Middle East FZ LLC
Esquare Middle East is an EdTech startup leveraging the power of new-age thinking and science of data to re-imagine education.
Jaipuna is enabling the age of individualised education by creating the world's first scalable private tutor which is available 24/7 and integrates into the classroom. Our AI tutor Amy, works just like a human tutor and gives students specific feedback as they solve problems.
Synkers is a peer-to-peer platform that connects students with highly qualified tutors on the spot.
VR-AR Education Zrt.
VA-AR Education is an educational platform that helps students understand those subjects, where 3D visualisation matters - Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and a lot more.
Lamsa is the number one Arabic Edutainment app in the region and is on a mission to spread the love of learning through engaging, fun and interactive stories, games and videos. We provide a safe and ad-free environment for kids aged 2 to 8 through local and international content that adheres to our Arabic values and culture.
Tembo Education
"Tembo aims to transform early childhood education for the world by making high-quality education more accessible and affordable for millions of children worldwide. One of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs,Tembo educates 0-6 year old children, via text messages. Tembo sends one activity per day, to parents, via text messages."
Ustad Mobile
Ustad Mobile is an app that connects learners wirelessly with each other and to educational content, even when they are not connected to the Internet.


  1. EtiInvent a new fleet of autonomous vehicles tailored to specialist mobility needs of airport airside operations. This fleet should use 100% solar or electric energy instead of fuel and deliver 50% improvement in operational efficiency. Create a next generation, cognitive traffic management platform to achieve ultra-precision in the operation of this autonomous fleet.

  2. Invent a solution to transform the way we teach our cabin crew and the way they learn. Ensure we can move to a personalized yet mass approach, taking into account current and past experience and preferred learning styles. Consider how advanced technologies such as AI, Virtual Reality and on the spot translation can be used to deliver 50% reduction in class room training.

  3. Invent a solution to integrate the personalized needs of Emirates passengers across the entire experience chain including chauffeur drive, meal selection and shopping. The solution should also dynamically synchronize with all service partners and orchestrate in real-time the entire logistics ecosystem that underpins the passenger experience chain.

"Airfree is the first digital global marketplace dedicated to Airlines. Its unique and innovative white label technology enables a perfectly seamless online shopping experience inflight, despite restrained connectivity. The e/m-commerce platform presents the offer of eligible ground Duty Free retailers: passengers can purchase during flight time and collect their products upon arrival. "
CerebralFix & Skilitics
"CerebralFix is a trusted developer for some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, produces digital experiences and technical solutions for organisations recognised as the global elite in their industries (Disney, EA Games, Pixar). Skilitics are the company behind the award-winning e-learning platform Interact™ that is used by several airlines around the globe."
DIDRIVERS is pioneering autonomous vehicles and robotics including its software stack serving as an industry catalyst and change the world of autonomous applications. It is leading the way in developing standards in autonomous robotics while reaching cutting edge techniques and processes for effective autonomous operations.
PenMyPlan Inc.
PenMyPlan is an early stage startup with a mission to allow consumers to connect with the business partners to collaborate & execute their plan in the travel, hospitality, and entertainment domains.
Proversity partners with progressive organisations to deliver their digital learning for Government, Enterprise & Learning Institutions.
Westfield Technology Group
Westfield Technology Group is a world class supplier of Autonomous Vehicles. Westfield has designed, produced, homologated and sold over 20,000 vehicles throughout the globe and holds Type Approval for its products and Aerospace processes.
Etisalat Digital


  1. Reduce digital risks in the UAE by 50% in the next 5 years by building and delivering cutting edge digital security solutions focusing on areas of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, IoT Security or Incident Response.

CyberSponse, Inc.
CyberSponse is a cybersecurity automated security operations and playbook technology offering high speed security response capabilities.
Integrated Cloud Solutions Ltd. Is a distributor of Cloud enabled solutions covering Biometric Identification, Digital Identity Document Capture, Digital Wallets and low code APIs. All of our solutions are deployed in the Cloud.
SecurityMatters empowers critical infrastructure and manufacturing organizations with the ability to identify, analyze and respond to industrial threats and flaws, minimizing troubleshooting costs and unexpected downtime.


  1. Develop an innovative loyalty platform that can improve customer service and retention by 10.

Unified Inbox
UIB invented UnificationEngine - the intelligent IoT messaging platform which allows people to interact with their things just as they do with other people.
ViaFone Technologies is a leading technology provider founded in 2009 that specializes in innovative loyalty solutions and engagement services for companies from a wide array of industries.
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