WAM: Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), an initiative of Dubai Silicon Oasis that is part of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), partnered with the Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce (JIACC).
As part of the collaboration, they will launch a framework for knowledge- and information-sharing between Dtec and JIACC in relation to initiatives of mutual interest, participation at events, and studies and publications.
In line with the shared objective of both entities to foster ideal conditions for the development and growth of the Emirati and Italian innovation ecosystems, Dtec and JIACC understand the need to increase the mutual knowledge of the business environment and operational tools that can be made available to startups and scaleups in both countries.
Under the partnership, Dtec and JIACC will regularly exchange information on initiatives of mutual interest, cross-promote the participation at conventions, seminars, and meetings, and exchange information on respective studies or publications and boost visibility of initiatives organized by both parties.
Furthermore, as part of the partnership, Dtec will facilitate access to its services and programs for Italian startups and scaleups from JIACC’s “The Startup Desk”, while the latter will cross-promote the former’s services and programs.
The Startup Desk, established in November 2019 by JIACC, aims to create meeting points between the startup and innovation ecosystems of Arab countries and Italy, while encouraging knowledge- and experience-transfer and fostering concrete business opportunities.
Commenting on the partnership, Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice President of Technology & Entrepreneurship at Dubai Silicon Oasis, said: “In line with DSO’s status as an integrated free-zone technology park and Dtec’s position as a preferred destination for technology focused entrepreneurs and startups, we are keen on maintaining the momentum of regional and international partnerships following the active agenda of visits and MoUs during the recently concluded six-month Expo 2020.