The 9-week program is structured into 3 phases:
Game changing partnerships with top-level of government.
DFA takes zero equity in your business.
Roundtrip airfare to Dubai and paid accommodation.
State of the art creative workspace and access to prototyping equipment.
Scaling your access to a 2 billion people market.
Global Outreach and Application Period
Start-ups and scale-ups from around the world that find their solution meeting the defined ‘challenges’ are invited to submit their application via programs.dubaifuture.gov.ae.
Vetting and Shortlisting of Applicants:
Government partners introduce companies to key personnel who will provide further details about their specific requirements and current processes. This allows each company to customzise their proposal.
At the end of phase 1, each company gets invited to present their proposed solution to a committee from the government partners as part of a virtual pitching competition.
Selection for Phase 2 ‘Proof of Concept
‘Proof of Concept’
November 9th – December 17th
Companies and government partners work hand-in-hand to test the solution in Dubai (proof of concept). Government partners ensure companies have access to relevant expertise, data, and feedback in order to fully develop their proposals and work on their proof of concept.