Our innovation ecosystem curates the essential elements and facilitates the opportunities required for business expansion, and is designed to encourage purposeful collaboration. We will play an active role in bringing together global large and small businesses in high growth sectors, and bridging them with enabling technologies and platforms that will help them to scale and thrive.
New modes of technology-driven mobility solutions and applications
Smart services ensuring efficient networks of traceable goods
Accelerating transformation towards smart manufacturing
More sustainable, intelligent and resilient urban spaces
District 2020 will focus on four key growth sectors: Smart Mobility, Smart Logistics, Industry 4.0, and Smart Cities. By focusing on these sectors, District 2020 will create a blueprint for smarter, more resilient, and more sustainable cities that enhance wellbeing and quality of life while supporting economic growth.CONTACT US
Our ecosystem will incorporate and enable progress among the most advanced technologies, including Internet of Things, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data. We’ll work with our tenants to research and realise the potential of these technologies, and how they can be applied across key industries and support the operation of future smart cities.CONTACT US
We are bringing together the enablers that are essential to our ecosystem, such as academic institutions, labs, R&D centres, accelerators and incubators. They’ll provide businesses with the support they need to collaborate with other tenants and thrive. Incubators will help entrepreneurs to fine-tune their business plan, while accelerators will expedite the growth of fledgling companies. Research and development centres will drive transformative progress and knowledge exchange among our priority industries and technologies.CONTACT US
District 2020 will offer an Urban Lab which will encourage businesses to participate in, test, evaluate and co-create innovations and services to improve urban lives. Businesses can run pilot projects and launch pre-market products and use District 2020 as a trusted test bed for new technologies and ideas.
Start-ups are essential to a thriving innovation ecosystem and critical to the diversification of Dubai’s economy. We are focused on nurturing and empowering entrepreneurs and budding businesses to grow and succeed.
Through our global entrepreneur programme, Scale2Dubai, we’ll help start-ups and small businesses to scale, adapt, and establish a solid foundation within the UAE market.Register your interest
UBI Global was founded in 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden to identify where all the innovation hubs are located worldwide and to learn and share what makes them successful. We launched the World Benchmark Study to find common traits and identify best practices. Our goal was to help business incubators and accelerators to improve their programs, become more attractive to startups, and increase their overall efficiency— and ultimately, their ability to attract investment.DISCOVER MORE
Capture the benefits of being located at the centre of the world’s busiest trade route, where you’ll exchange knowledge and form partnerships with leading businesses — large and small — from across the world.
The UAE leadership emphasizes the importance of innovation across all sectors. The UAE is ranked among the Top 10 countries for Future Readiness. With its forward thinking focus, Dubai is shaping an enabling ecosystem and has underlined this ambition with a raft of futuristic long-term strategies across industries including clean energy, autonomous transport, 3D printing and others.
Be part of a city that is leading the progress of advanced technologies — particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain. At District 2020 you can contribute to Dubai’s smart city drive and future vision.