Dubai Future Accelerators to Pick New Cohort of Innovative Startups to Address Global Challenges
Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), an initiative of Dubai Future Foundation
(DFF) and the Government of Dubai, is once again scouting new talent from among
the world’s most innovative start-ups and scale-ups to join its flagship
DFA is set up as a business development and market-entry
accelerator based on specific demands identified by its partners. Start-ups and
scale-ups offering software or product-solutions that meet partners’
requirements are invited to submit their applications until November 30, 2019.
Cohort 7 will invite startups to experiment with emerging
technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) to brainstorm innovative
solutions to the likely challenges facing cities of the future in key
industries, such as healthcare, transportation, and safety and security.
With DFA facilitating collaborations, the companies will work hand
in hand with government entities to address their industry-specific issues. Participating
government partners will include Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai
Police and Etisalat Digital.
The launch of this year’s edition follows the success of six earlier
cohorts that synergized 13 government entities and 219 startups on 97
challenges. Furthermore, 71 percent of these startups have signed agreements
with their partner entities to test their solutions through pilot projects or
implement them within their organizations.
Dubai Future Accelerators is an intensive nine-week program that forges
partnerships government entities and private sector organizations from Dubai
and with start-ups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs from around the world to
co-create transformational solutions. It offers a unique opportunity for
entrepreneurs to use the city as a test bed for their avant-garde prototypes.
Companies selected to join our 7th cohort get invited to an
in-residence program where participants will benefit from direct access to
senior decision makers, access to a coworking space, paid roundtrip airfare to
Dubai and paid accommodation for the duration of their participation in the
mentorship program. Furthermore, DFA does not take any equity in the
Interested startups that are keen to participate in the global challenge
and shape solutions for the future can register now at