The 9-week program is structured into 8 stages facilitating the collaboration between government entities and companies. In parallel, we’re organizing a series of workshops, office hours with mentors and cultural activities.
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.
Companies meet one another and the government partners during an opening ceremony, and learn more about the program and its aims during orientation.
Government partners introduce companies to key personnel and provide site tours of their facilities. Both begin discussing areas of opportunity and brainstorming ideas; companies provide proof of theircore technologies.
Companies and government partners explore specific ideas for pilot project proposals. Government partners ensure companies have access to relevant expertise and data in order to fully develop their proposals.
Having jointly prepared a pilot project proposal, companies pitch their proposal to the relevant stakeholders and decision makers within the government partners.
Stage 5Feedback and iteration
Government partners provide constructive feedback to the companies within seven days. Both work together to iterate and improve the proposal, discussing and negotiating scope and cost.
Government partners agree or decline to proceed with an MOU (or other commercial agreement) by the end of week 7 at the latest.
Government entities and companies work together to draft an agreement (defining required resources, timelines and key deliverables).
Government partners and companies attend a closing ceremony where agreements are signed. Next steps for contracting and delivery of the proposal are discussed and agreed.