NEOM launches new food company Topian

Saudi Arabia’s NEOM unveils new food company Topian

The company will spearhead the kingdom’s efforts to ensure food security, mitigate climate change and achieve net-zero emissions by 2060

UAE’s AI Office, Core42 partner to enhance national talents

GITEX GLOBAL 2023: UAE’s AI Office, Core42 partner to enhance national talents

The strategy represents a significant stride towards emphasising the importance of developing national talents within the digital sector

TECOM’s in5 reports 20% growth in funding for startups

Expand North Star 2023: Funding for startups at TECOM Group’s in5 surges by 20%

The innovation and entrepreneurship platform said 120 new ventures joined its ecosystem in the first nine months of 2023

Agtech firm Silal buys majority stake in SAFCO

ADQ-backed Silal acquires majority stake in SAFCO Group

The agtech firm said the deal will strengthen its presence in the hospitality, restaurant, and catering segments

How cloud technology is driving innovation in GCC banking sector

How cloud technology is driving innovation in GCC banking sector

The cloud allows banks to launch new products and services quickly and easily, such as mobile apps and digital wallets

Dubai 10X Sheikh Hamdan approves new projects as part of third cycle Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai 10X: Sheikh Hamdan approves new projects in third phase

These new projects will streamline transportation within Dubai, enhance the travel experience at Dubai’s airports and establish a robust healthcare system

DIFC’s five-year innovation strategy for financial services

DIFC unveils five-year innovation strategy for financial services

Investments in fintech is further accelerating the ongoing pace of fintech innovation globally and in Dubai

DEWA’s new Disruptive Lab set to advance Dubai’s power sector

DEWA launches new disruptive lab at its distribution power division complex

The lab promotes partnerships and exchanging experiences with leading global institutions in the utility sector

PureHealth aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PureHealth pledges to reach net-zero emissions by 2040

The healthcare firm’s climate pledge is a decade before the deadline by when the world must reach net zero if it is to achieve the Paris Agreement goal

Agthia Ventures launched Image Agthia Group

Abu Dhabi-based Agthia Group launches $54m CVC fund

The fund is stage-agnostic and will invest primarily in companies with clear product-market fit that are demonstrating revenue growth

Emirates Group launches innovation majlis Image Emirates Group

Emirates Group unveils new Innovation Majlis

The majlis will showcase the latest in robotics, hyper-reality, holograms, 3D printers and other advanced technologies

Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy attracts 30 startups in Q1 2023

The chamber is supporting Dubai’s digital transformation while cementing its status as the global digital economy hub

The biggest future trends in education

Insights: The biggest trends shaping the future of education

James Shipton, Regional Exams Director, MENA, British Council tells us that the outbreak of Covid-19 accelerated several education trends, including a greater acceptance of digital technology

TII unveils its Falcon 40B

Abu Dhabi’s TII unveils its Falcon 40B AI model open source

Falcon 40B is a foundational large language model with 40 billion parameters and trained on one trillion tokens

Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport teams up with Dell Technologies to drive innovation

The airport chose Dell PowerEdge servers to enhance its infrastructure capabilities

Regional banks

Should regional banks buy or build their innovations?

In the early years of the digital era, building was the only option, but today the region is strewn with fintechs

11-year-old Dubai-based coder

Dubai-based 11-year-old girl develops app that detects eye diseases

The 11-year-old girl’s mobile app can analyse various parameters such as light and colour intensity to locate the eyes within the frame range

Alan's corner: How to achieve innovation through collaboration

Alan’s corner: How to achieve innovation through collaboration

The question is no longer whether you are open or not to the idea of collaboration, because survival demands it

How hospitals can leverage data-driven video technology

How hospitals can leverage data-driven video technology

Innovations in the industry have increased opportunities and possibilities of videos and how people and the government can use them

Shurooq unveils new identity

Sharjah’s Shurooq launches new visual brand identity

The new identity incorporates an abstracted Arabic letter and the English S to symbolise a beacon for investment and transformation


LG opens business innovation centre in Dubai

The showroom showcases LG’s digital signage solutions while serving as an experience centre where customers can interact with the latest technology


Top 6 innovations disrupting the region’s healthcare space 

Dr Osama Alswailem, chief information officer at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre shares some recent trends


How LEAP is positioning Saudi Arabia as a technology hub

Public and private sector enterprises are setting standards for digital excellence with the support of events such as LEAP2023

Dubai’s DIFC registers highest revenue in history

Dubai’s DIFC registers highest ever revenue in 2022

The financial centre registered the highest number of new firms – totalling 1,084 – last year


Anvil presents: The power of a website for your business success

When it comes to website design and development, it is important to work with experts who understand the needs of your business

Easa Al Gurg

Power Letters 2023: Easa Al Gurg, group CEO, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

ESAG2025 is the road map for the group’s future, focusing on diversity and intrapreneurship

Power Letters 2023: Arif Amiri, CEO, DIFC Authority

Power Letters 2023: Arif Amiri, CEO, DIFC Authority

In 2023, we will continue to focus on expanding our influence to become the largest ecosystem of financial services, technology and innovation in the region

Power Letters 2023: Nasser Al Awadhi, chief executive officer, ADIB

Power Letters 2023: Nasser Al Awadhi, chief executive officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Continuous innovation, segment focus, digital excellence and sustainable future are the core tenets of our 2025 growth strategy

Y4S_Masdar photo courtesy YS4

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023: Masdar’s Youth 4 Sustainability Hub starts on Jan 16

The Y4S Hub will include an ‘Out-of-Labs’ workshop, showcasing nine innovation projects developed by UAE-based university students

How life sciences will define the next chapter in the Middle East transformation story

Life science companies are in a unique position to work with local governments to support capacity-building around early diagnosis and treatment