Cohorts
Results of our first two cohorts
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Cohort 1 - Sep to Dec 2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Challenge
Reduce water and energy consumption by a factor of 10 and increase production and distribution efficiency through the use of renewables, intelligent & automated systems, biological solutions and other means
Ecoisme
Ecoisme is an intelligent home energy monitoring system that tracks energy usage of any device.
MistBox
Mistbox is a computer optimized, solar powered system that uses evaporative cooling technology to reduce AC energy consumption by 30%.
QueNext
QueNext is developing an AI-powered decision support system to create efficiencies across utility networks.
Sure Chill
Sure Chill is a unique new cooling technology that doesn't need constant power to work. It saves lives, improves healthcare and can be applied to homes.

Dubai Health Authority

Challenge
Harness Dubai's remarkable genetic diversity to enhance diagnostic speed and effectiveness by a factor of 10 (using genomics, analytics, telepresence and personalized medicine).
Avalon AI
Avalon AI builds Deep Learning Prognosis tools to facilitate early treatment of brain degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's.
CureMatch
CureMatch is a decision support software platform that guides oncologists in the selection of drugs for powerful combination therapy.
Honeywell
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader.
Medativ
Medativ creates patient specific 3D-printed anatomical models that enable better and more cost-effective patient outcomes and improve patient safety.
Vinaya
Vinaya developed Zenta, the world’s first designer biometric wearable that interprets emotions.

Dubai Holding

Challenge
Deploy digital solutions across the hospitality, food and beverage, and real estate sectors that reduce paperwork and the need for human intervention by a factor of 10, increase transaction speeds by a factor of 20 and increase customer engagement by an order of magnitude (including Blockchain, digital personalization, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, etc.).
*gramLabs
*gramLabs creates 3D interactive visualizations powered by AI, deep learning, speech recognition, and holographic design technologies, with no headset required.
BlockApps
BlockApps is a scalable Ethereum compliant platform for rapid development, deployment and management of enterprise blockchain applications.
ConsenSys
ConsenSys is building decentralized applications and various developer and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems.
Loyyal
Loyyal is a universal loyalty platform leveraging blockchain technology to increase efficiency and improve engagement for commerce and beyond.
Machine Colony
Machine Colony's platform lets users get all the power of machine intelligence, from training and tuning to hosting and scaling, by simply providing example data.

Dubai Municipality

Challenge
Test automated, recycled, and nature-inspired building systems that use 3x less energy and CO2 and are 5x more effective (including robotics, automation, bacteriological, mycology, algae, biomimicry, regenerative systems, sand-based 3D printing materials, and others)
Alesca Life Technologies
Alesca Life creates next-generation urban farming solutions that consume 5% water and 30% energy of traditional farming.
Construction Robotics
Construction Robotics has built the first commercially available bricklaying robot for onsite masonry construction.
Disperse
Disperse transforms business by integrating real-time crowd flow data into operational, marketing and safety platforms.
Grow
Grow is a state of the art, vertical aquaponics farm in Dubai.
Royal City Contracting
Royal City Contracting is a sustainable building technologies provider.
Zeoform
Zeoform is a revolutionary eco material made from cellulose fibres and water. It is totally non-toxic and 100% compostable when disposed of.

Dubai Police

Challenge
Test integrated behavioral, genetic and biological systems for identifying, tracking and sharing information on criminals that are 10x more accurate and 10x more efficient.
Civil Maps
Civil Maps provides self-learning cognitive perception systems that replicate human context to enable machines to perceive, orient and respond to the physical world.
Comae
Comae provides enterprises and law enforcements with next-generation responsive and forensics capabilities against cyber-incidents.
DarkMatter
DarkMatter defends organizations against cyber threat, helping preserve customer info confidentiality, system integrity and network availability.

Knowledge And Human Development Authority

Challenge
Prototype 21st century assessment systems and personalized learning solutions that work across curriculums to offer 5x greater flexibility, 2x lower cost, and 10x better learning outcomes (with an emphasis on Arabic language education, STEAM, wellbeing, coding, and other disciplines).
Guaana
Guaana is an open community for new types of scientific collaboration. Its members come from top science organizations such as M.I.T, Stanford, NASA and GoogleX.
Labster
Labster is dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools to radically improve science education globally.
Pedago
Pedago revolutionizes online education with interactive courses and lessons that make learning effective.
Pixel Bug
Pixelbug is an award-winning technology company pioneering in advanced augmented and virtual reality systems. Its clients include P&G, Nestle, Lego and Sony.

Roads and Transport Authority

Challenge
Prototype automated transportation systems that cut congestion by 20% and reduce CO2 emissions by 30% across all modes.
Hyperloop One
Hyperloop One is eliminating barriers of time and distance by using Hyperloop technology to move cargo and passengers immediately, safely, efficiently, and sustainably.
MVMANT
MVMANT is a new urban mobility on-demand solution based on advanced machine learning models and actual mobility demand.
Next Technologies
Next is developing a modular road transportation system of self-driving vehicles.
Cohort 2 - Feb to Apr 2017

Dubai Economy

Challenge
DED aims to achieve quantitative and qualitative improvements in the ease of doing business, and harness smart technologies to consolidate government services for the benefit of a happier investor. A number of measures are being introduced to reduce commercial registration and licensing procedures in Dubai by 60% through saving time spent on searching for requirements by 80%, and also by cutting transaction time in half and human interaction by 90%.
Market IQ
Market IQ is a cognitive intelligence platform used by clients across multiple verticals to drive efficiencies, enhance business processes, optimize customer journeys, drive customer acquisition, and predict customer and stakeholder needs.
Otonomos
Otonomos built an online control panel for everything you need to setup and govern your companies around the world.
RSK Labs
RSK is the first open-source smart contract platform powered by the Bitcoin Network.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Challenge
Explore and demonstrate new technologies that can transform a utility provider's traditional business model of generating, transmitting and distributing water and electricity.
Desolenator
Desolenator is cleantech solar desalination company offering a small, distributed and affordable water desalintion/purification device that is easy to use and provides enough water on a daily basis for a family of up to 5.
Mulk Holdings
Mulk Holdings is a multinational group of companies with diversified business interests in Manufacturing of Alubond u.s.a brand of Metal Composites, Interior and Exterior Design and Fit-outs, Plastic Industries, Aluminum Coil Coatings, Healthcare and Solar Energy. The company with its headquarters based in Hamriya Freezone Sharjah, U.A.E is spread across Europe, USA, Afria, Turkey, India and the Middle East.
Solar Bankers
Solar Bankers LLC is an Arizona based company in the field of renewable energy, focusing on solar energy generation. Founded in 2008, Solar Bankers is one of the pioneers of next-generation photovoltaic solutions.

Dubai Health Authority

Challenge
Improve practice efficiencies, patient health outcomes and patient self-management of chronic disease by a factor of 10 through the use of digital technologies.
A S G Medical Equipment
Alpha Systems is a healthcare technology company specialized in telehealth solutions with a vision to build the foundations of the Connected Health Cities of the future and a mission to revolutionize the accessibility and delivery of healthcare in the Middle East and how populations connect with healthcare networks to ensure every individual has easy access to and receives the appropriate care for them.
ArcSecond, Inc.
ArcSecond is a disruptive digital healthcare company dedicated to transforming traditional medicine and bringing value-based outcomes to ambulatory care. ARCUS, our innovative wireless motion capture technology uses highly precise and autonomous wearable sensors that provide real-time visualizations and data analytics of motor functions in patients.
HeartShield
HeartShield develops early warning, tracking, and risk reduction apps for heart disease on smartphones, using novel arti cial intelligence methods.
Photothera Labs
Photothera Labs develops light therapy methods and devices using electroluminescence (EL) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) light.

Dubai Holding

Challenge
Deploy intelligent methods, technologies and business models across all our business areas and processes, which enable us to proactively and autonomously predict stakeholder (customers, employees, business partners) current and future needs, and drive the evolution of the hospitality, real estate and entertainment sectors.
Otoy, Inc
Otoy provides GPU-based software solutions that aid in the creation and delivery of cutting-edge digital content. From capture to render to stream, we bring you an integrated pipeline for making and distributing 3D content.
serVme
serVme is a full CRM, predictive analysis platform that allows restaurants, lounges, and clubs to collect, store, and analyze data about their existing and future customers. serVme gives venues the tools to collect data which helps them identify operational inefficiencies, increase the life-time value of guests, and signi cantly enhances their marketing effectiveness.
Winnow
Winnow provides technology to cut food waste in half and boost kitchen profitability.

Dubai Municipality

Challenge
Develop innovative solutions to achieve 50% increase in green building efficiency, implement 3D printing technologies in 25% of Dubai buildings, ensure safety and quality of all imported consumer and food products before they enter Dubai, and secure 75% reduction in general waste.
Cazza
Cazza is revolutionizing the construction industry by developing next-generation 3D printing and automated construction technologies.
GeoPolymer/RENCA
• high-tech, eco-friendly construction materials • suitable for both traditional construction and 3D printing

Dubai Police

Challenge
Consider how manned and unmanned drones can be used to improve policing across private property and public areas. Explore the prediction of crimes prior to them occurring - physical or digital. Develop systems that synchronize public cameras and utilise facial recognition to identify wanted individuals based on current and past data.
Papillon AO
full-scale development and implementation of high-tech solutions and services • facilitate the work of law- enforcement agencies, businesses and government
Parabon NanoLabs, Inc.
• DNA techno logy company • next-generation forensic and therapeutic products which leverage the power of DNA
Velours
• Private security company • securing sites and events • leveraging AI, robotics and VR

Etisalat Digital

Challenge
Reduce patients emergency room (ER) visits in the UAE due to life threatening situations linked to chronic diseases by 30% over the next 10 years through predictive healthcare management enabled by technologies such as IoT, wearables, telemedicine, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data & analytics.
Altibbi
Altibbi is the largest Arabic Digital Health Platform. It covers everything from comprehensive medical content to realtime round the clock calls with local doctors.
Mobile Doctors 24-7 International
Mobile Doctors 24-7 combines next-generation telemedicine, telemonitoring and home health to provide you with immediate access to western trained doctors and wellness experts for healthy, acute and chronic conditions management and advice via voice/video calls, live chat as well as on-site doctor visits and clinics.

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs

Challenge
Develop security systems that have 100% biometric identifying capabilities and decrease processing time during passport control. This can be through the introduction of AI or implementing facilitating software to decrease the need for human intervention. Introduce innovative solutions to achieve 50% reduction of illegal residencies and incorporate an international standards of seamless payment process.
CrossVerify Limited
CrossVerify provides biometric authentication in combination with blockchain technology to create a Utility which digitally stores verfied key personal information, including AML and KYC documentation, for access by permissioned CrossVerify customers. This enables an individual’s identity to be proved more securely than at present.
Luther Systems
Luther Systems provides blockchain technology solutions.
ObjectTech
ObjectTech offers a self-sovereign identity system that collates a range of data from trusted sources.
Shellpay
Shellpay is a Fin-tech company based in Shanghai, China and founded in April 2015. Shellpay is a recognized block-chain company which provides the most advanced platform technology for block-chain and a chosen partner for Chinese government.

Knowledge And Human Development Authority

Challenge
Develop 21st century assessment system that recognises micro-credentials, in particular across STEAM subjects and Arabic. Prototype social-emotional learning solutions that promote student wellbeing. Explore innovative data architectures to support education providers and administrators.
Funzi
Funzi is a pioneering mobile learning service from Finland on a mission to make quality learning accessible to everyone – for free. Our vision is a world where everyone is able to lead happy and healthy lives and earn a meaningful livelihood.
imake
iMake is a group of professionals dreaming about brining real life into classrooms.
Proversity
Proversity is a “full stack” digital learning partner. We specialize in Learning Design, Course Production and Learning Technology for Enterprise, Institutions and Education. We are at the bleeding edge of learning technology - delivering immersive and adaptive learning through AI and VR.
zSpace, Inc.
zSpace delivers the ultimate learning experience to inspire curiosity and accelerate understanding. Our product, zSpace®, combines elements of VR and AR, on an all-in-one computer, to create lifelike experiences that are immersive and interactive.

Roads and Transport Authority

Challenge
Explore new technologies and policies to enhance ridership on public transport services. Develop innovative solutions for payment and ticketing solutions. Help make people comfortable with new modes of transport, including autonomous vehicles and other new systems.
Uber
• global technology company • enabling people to move around cities at a push of a button • make transportation as reliable as running water — everywhere, for everyone

Smart Dubai Office

Challenge
Avanza Solutions
Avanza Solutions is a boutique software out that specializes in transaction processing, payment solutions and electronic delivery channels.
ConsenSys
ConsenSys is building decentralized applications and various developer and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems.
Loyyal
Loyyal is a universal loyalty platform leveraging blockchain technology to increase efficiency and improve engagement for commerce and beyond.

du

Challenge
Consider how new technologies can improve customer service through different channels, from traditional (call center, IVR, retail) to digital (web, app). Support and improve customer journeys from product discovery to purchase to customer support. Increase adoption of digital customer interfaces by a factor of 5, and reduce operational expenditure by 50%.
Quantum Lab
Quantum Sense allows to read people emotional and behavioral response from their facial expressions using any modern device with a camera. In the end, we get emotional metadata.
Ultimate AI
Ultimate AI offers deep learning solutions for customer service automation.