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The Co-Dubai is a comprehensive business incubator for entrepreneurs. It offers business development programs and membership-based working spaces for entrepreneurs who want to launch creative businesses. It also provides closed working spaces dedicated to startups, which can enroll in the incubator’s development programs to learn how to enhance their businesses. The center also offers workshops, training courses, and guidance programs to support creative business startups, especially with commercial areas. In addition, it offers guidance and advice through consultants and experts in different fields to help entrepreneurs in understanding and overcoming challenges.

For more information click here  https://theco-spaces.com  

At AstroLabs, we're passionate about driving digital growth in companies and people. We help organizations deliver transformation strategies through custom programs in digital, tech, data and entrepreneurship. We help organizations expand with our company set-up and got-to-market services in the UAE and KSA. And we partner with organizations to recruit superstar local and international talent for their digital teams.

For more information click here  https://astrolabs.com/

The Higher College of Technology-Dubai Men’s Campus

The HCT InnCuVation Spaces (in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, and Sharjah campuses), inaugurated in March 2019, are high-tech innovation and entrepreneurial incubators supporting students and faculty in undertaking innovative and entrepreneurial ventures. The name “InnCuVation Space” itself expresses the breadth of activities that take place in such centers: innovation, incubation, and venturing.
These three Spaces are high-tech innovation and entrepreneurial incubators, supporting students and faculty in undertaking innovative and entrepreneurial ventures. Since inception the HCT Startup Development Program managed to launch 132 startups (out of which 88 led by female founders) involving more than 300 student entrepreneurs. Out of the total, 40 startups had some commercial activity (trade license) in place at the end of 2021. The program with its various activities involved more than 2735 students.
The teams of the InnCuVation Spaces provide support to startup teams across the entire range of services required by a startup such as mentoring, creation of a 3D printable drawing of a prototype, to the arrangement of dedicated working space, the development of a website, as well as support in obtaining a trade license as a certified incubator by Dubai SME and Abu Dhabi DED.

For more information click here  https://hct.ac.ae

Bedayat is a Business Incubator that’s provides a smart ecosystem for creative entrepreneurs who believe in making cities more suitable and sustainable to live in. The entrepreneurs and startups will obtain experiences and opportunities to communicate, get acquainted with the entities that contributed to achieving the sustainable city vision, starting their ideas from “Bedayat”, work to achieve their goals to reach the success that they aspire to .
Bedayat will provide support services to startups by organizing training sessions for them and providing opportunities to meet with business experts in all fields to gain experience. Moreover, the incubator provides opportunities to conduct research and experiments for ideas before applying them, to ensure their effectiveness and success. It will also hold private meetings and events for networking to encourage communication between its members with experts, companies, and facilitate the exchange of information, in order to help the entrepreneur’s projects, succeed.

For more information click here  https://www.bedayat.ae/

The BCB is a business-to-business professional services company established in Dubai in 2013 with the mandate to provide operational support and market entry services in the UAE to international SMEs.
As part of OCO Global, The BCB works with global export development agencies and private companies to deliver the full spectrum of market-entry services in the UAE and wider Middle East providing practical assistance, guidance, and orientation for exporters and, through our unique incubator platform in Dubai, direct market-entry, and company set-up support.

For more information click here  https://bcbuae.com/

Business Incubator - Gems Modern Academy Schools

GEMS Modern Academy School became the first Certified Business Incubator in schools to support innovative ideas of students in November 2019. This incubator was launched to enhance the concept of entrepreneurship among school students.
The school runs a curriculum linked entrepreneurial programs such as Challenge Based Learning for Middle School, Entrepreneurship Innovation Program and Project Prism. These programs are designed to develop student’s problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Apart from this the school has a Negotium, Social Entrepreneurship Movement to help students find and solve local and global problems that help the community by solving problems that matter.
The business incubator provides space for students’ innovative laboratories equipped with exponential technologies, as well as provide mentoring services, connect them with industry experts to take their product to the next level.
School also run year-round programs that are in inter-school format to help other school in Dubai as well. The school is also offering mentoring sessions for its students to work with Dubai Next for crowdfunding their projects. The schools have a rich history of participation in “Young Entrepreneurs competition” and best projects from the internal school initiatives are selected for YEC.

For more information you can visit https://www.gemsmodernacademy-dubai.com/en

Concept+ is an incubator center that offers a full range of services for startups to craft their business journey into the world successfully.

With our in-house services, and our strategic partners, we provide all the services any business would require, to thrive in the UAE & global market, all under one roof. Whether you need business support, technical support, marketing support or financial support, we have the tools that will accelerate your business set up in the UAE and kick start your success journey.  
At Concept+, we strive to cultivate creative minds and help them to unleash their full potential. We opt to have a community that is enthusiastic about a brighter future. Our team consists of positive vibrant individuals that will support your startup to withstand all the challenges. At concept+ we believe, Co-Creation is the secret sauce to success. With our team of fresh minds and masters in different fields, we offer your business everything it needs to be launched. From legal work, to technical support, to marketing expertise, to finance/accounting services, to recruiting and training, to all the services that your seed needs to grow. Your startup will be ready to face all the challenges with a robust basis.
Concept+ is a key believer in the vision of young entrepreneurs who thrive to leave a mark and make a change." 

For more information click here https://www.conceptplus.me/

American University in Dubai

AEIC's purpose is to activate the mandate of Article 6 of the 50-year Charter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
As per this Charter, National and Private Universities are to function as free zones where students should be able to carry out economic/business activity as a part of their education system. The end goal of education must be to graduate businesses and not just students.

For more information click here https://www.aeic.aud.edu/

Amity University Dubai’s Incubation Centre is a one-of-a-kind initiative that helps students turn their ideas into a rapid reality. The ultimate innovation hub that brings together and builds a community of mentors, entrepreneurs, volunteers, innovators and students. From ideation to conception and execution, the center has mentored 19 student start-ups till date with each one being at a different stage.
The Incubation Centre welcomes business ideas from every sector, to enable students from all disciplines to reach their entrepreneurial potential. Monthly ‘Coffee with CEO’ sessions are also organized by the Incubation Centre, this is open to students from all universities. These sessions are designed to expose students to the realities of starting their own ventures, they are also great for students that want to become entrepreneurs in the future and even students that need overall career guidance.

For more information click here  www.amityuniversity.ae

TALG incubator aims to create and develop its own luxury brands, in addition to adopting and investing in Emirati projects in the fields of fashion, jewellery, cosmetics, accessories, perfumes, shoes, and other luxury goods that the citizens of the UAE and Arab countries make and design creatively. TALG will work to launch and incubate these projects, and push them to expand, grow and spread regionally and globally.

For more information click here  https://www.talg.ae/

BITS Pilani Dubai Campus is an educational institute nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship at its campus for more than a decade. A formal training in Entrepreneurship is offered to the students through elective courses such as BITS F468 New Venture Creation, BITS F432 Entrepreneurship, MGTS F233 Principles of Marketing for Engineers, MGTS F211 Principles of Management, and the number of MBA courses. BITS Pilani as a university encourages its students towards innovation and entrepreneurship development.
The incubation center encourages student entrepreneurs by providing them state of the art facilities with 24/7 unrestricted access. A 24/7 Creative lab (Sandbox) and business Incubator on campus provides the necessary support for technology creation and development.
The Institute has a strong alumni network (BITSAA) and industry connect provides the on-campus students with access to technology and business experts, mentors and investors who guide them through the entrepreneurial journey. Several inter and intra university competitions are organized for the students to enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

For more information click here  https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/dubai/

Ztartup.com is UAE (Dubai’s) first private sector “Multi Sector Tech Business Incubator” established in 2020 with focus on Technology, Trade, Services, Films, Music, Art & Sport.
In technology, the focus is on Mobile Apps; Health Tech; Fin Tech; Trade Tech; Legal Tech; Real Estate Tech; Medical Tech; Safety Tech; Emergency Tech; Digital Media, AR & VR Tech.
Ztartup.com is backed by the founders of MUrgency Inc., USA & Startup Village, India.
Our Programs are best suited for startups wishing to operate out of Dubai, UAE or are looking to grow into the GCC and / or the wider MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region markets.

For more information click here  https://ztartup.com/

AUIC had inaugurated in October 2016 and Dr. Chuloh Jung had become the new director of Ajman University Innovation Center (AUIC) in September 2017.  AUIC had new start with ambitious goal, “to become a leading university innovation center in MENA region”. To achieve this goal, director had set up 4 implementation strategies: 1) Dynamic Identity, 2) Catalyst Platform, 3) innovative Incubation, and 4) Consilience. He had emailed Korean President for help and President Mr. Moon, Jaein had led AUIC to Korean government-driven innovation centers.       
After having an executive training from GCCEI in Korea, AUIC adopted Korean Innovation Center model to systemize the routine works and became productive with the help of Korean government-driven innovation centers and hardware accelerators, and science parks. AUIC system is 1) Idea Competition to scan and recruit startups bi-annually, 2) Monthly workshops to prepare and augment their business plan and prototypes, 3) Demo Day to invite government funds and private funds and make our startup debut to UAE entrepreneurship ecosystem.
AUIC usually has approx. 150 applicants per year for AUIC Idea Competition and carefully selected approx. 20-30 winners (business ventures) with proper evaluation system. For Demo Day, AUIC presented 20-30 startup winners to the UAE entrepreneurship ecosystem per year and 1-2 got funded successfully from angel investors. AUIC had incubated total 96 startups (2016: 26, 2017: 9, 2018: 19, 2019: 20, 2020: 22)
The most powerful advantage of AUIC, compared to any innovation centers in UAE, is our mentorships and international partnerships as key partners and allies. AUIC is maintaining 20 external mentors and 20 internal mentors every year. External mentors are either well-known figures in UAE entrepreneurship ecosystem or decision-makers in government agencies. Internal mentors are well-spread in Ajman University to facilitate AUIC’s major events.
For more information click her  https://auic.ajman.ac.ae/