Hyperloop, self-driving cars, 3D organ printing to pioneer future of Dubai

The most prominent names on the list are Hyperloop One, which is developing a transportation system set to outpace the speed of light


With 2,274 applications from 73 countries and less than two per cent of them making the final cut, the Dubai Future Accelerators has announced the names of the companies that have been accepted to participate in the 12-week programme.

For 12 weeks, these 30 companies will work with the seven government authorities participating in Dubai Future Accelerators to develop and test products and solutions for the challenges that face key economic and strategic sectors in the cities of the 21st century in the UAE, and that can also be applied to countries in the region and around the world.

Mohammed Al Gergawi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, reiterated that the success Dubai has had in pioneering a new generation of business accelerator programmes and the key role that the emirate is playing in shaping the future.

He attributed this to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the close involvement of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation.

“Through this initiative, the UAE is seeking to redefine the international role of business accelerators,” said Al Gergawi. More info

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