Innovation Ecosystem
Innovation Ecosystem

A curated global
innovation ecosystem
by District 2020.
A catalyst for ideas
and growth

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Everything your business needs to thrive

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.

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CUTTING EDGE DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

5G Mobile Network

A platform for progress in key growth sectors and technologies

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Smart Mobility

New modes of technology-driven mobility solutions and applications

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Smart Logistics

Smart services ensuring efficient networks of traceable goods

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Digital Healthcare

The most advanced wellbeing tools for individuals and practitioners

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Smart Cities

More sustainable, intelligent and resilient urban spaces

Growth Sectors

Growth Sectors

District 2020 will focus on four key growth sectors: smart mobility, smart logistics, digital healthcare, 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.

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Technologies

Technologies

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.

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Enablers

Enablers

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.

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Urban Lab

Urban Lab

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.

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Scale2Dubai: A launchpad for your start-up or small business

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.

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We’re already building partnerships with global companies looking to expand to Dubai and gain access to new markets

Our
Tenants

  • DP world DP WORLD

    Powering smart logistics and transforming global supply chains from its base at District 2020.

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  • DP world SIEMENS

    Siemens will launch a global logistics headquarters at District 2020, where it will operate various divisions of the business group including the soon to be spun off Siemens Energy.

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  • DP world TERMINUS

    Terminus Technologies will establish its first regional headquarters for Artificial Internet of Things at District 2020, with a mandate to explore how the technology can transform future cities.

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Dubai is a hub for international business

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.

Supporting the UAE’s innovation-driven economy

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.

Dubai is blazing a trail for smart technologies

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.

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