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Digital adoption ‘among top concerns for businesses’

In a similar survey conducted in 2017, just a quarter of the managers agreed that these issues at the top of their list of concerns Digital adoption ‘among top concerns for businesses’ • Digital adoption: 66 per cent (vs 23 per cent in 2017) • Cybersecurity: 63 per cent (vs 24 per cent in 2017) • Financial management: 38 per …

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MENA startups’ funding deals hit record high in first half of 2019

Total funding in H1 2019 rose 66 percent year-on-year and the number of deals was up 28 percent The number of funding deals for startups in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region during the first half of this year reached the highest number on record for a first half of a year, according to startups platform Magnitt. The number …

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First four startups join Abu Dhabi’s Hub71

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Following a recent announcement from Ghadan 21 that aims to bolster private sector growth in Abu Dhabi, Hub71 has announced today the strategic decision of four startup pioneers to set up a presence with the majority of their development and engineering capabilities at Hub71 in Abu Dhabi. The startups include UAE-based BitOasis, the largest digital …

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Oman- ITA announces programme for seven tech startups

The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship, announced on Sunday the launch of the first cohort of Sas Accelerator powered by Google Developers Launchpad programme. As per a statement, seven promising Omani tech startups joined the accelerator programme, which is considered the first in Oman and the MENA region. The first cohort, which will run for …

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CNES at World Expo 2020 in Dubai

The World Expo in Dubai will run from October 20th 2020 to April 10th 2021. CNES and COFREX (Compagnie Française des Expositions) signed a partnership agreement concerning CNES’s presence in the French Pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The World Expo in Dubai will run from October 20th 2020 to April 10th 2021. Covering 438 hectares and focused on …

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University of Dubai and Krypto Labs sign MoU

The MoU aims to encourage the growth of startups and initiatives by young entrepreneurs The University of Dubai (UD) and Krypto Labs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch an innovation lab at UD campus in order to promote entrepreneurship and innovation at the university level. The MoU was signed by UD President Dr. Eesa Bastaki and Managing Director …

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His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat to Present Keynote at IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2019 in Cairo

Taking place on June 18 at the Marriott Hotel Zamalek in Cairo, the event will host 300 of Egypt’s most influential ICT leaders as they gather to discuss strategies for succeeding in an era of multiplied innovation and automation. International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, will …

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Outstanding ministerial confirmations at historic MENA innovation forum

The event steering committee is proud to confirm education, higher education & ICT ministerial participation from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Djibouti and Somalia to join the multiple ministers taking part from the Government of Oman. In September, MENA Innovation 2019 – the high-level forum dedicated to commercial partnerships, ICT innovations and best practices necessary for …

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Dubai FDI’s Global Promotional Investment Team announces preparations for investment mission to China

Dubai high-level delegation to lead ‘Dubai Advantage Forum 2019’ in Shanghai on June 24 Roundtable discussion and series of meetings to be held in Shenzhen set to expore investment partnership opportunities In support to the UAE’s important role as a ‘vital station along the new Silk Road’ as reflected in the latest agreement between China and the UAE valued at …

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Belt and Road could reshape MENA trade

Chinese companies are prominent players in the region’s infrastructure projects The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is expected to play a central role in the connectivity agenda of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Connecting Chinese trade hubs such as Hong Kong and Shenzhen to the Egyptian Suez Canal, the UAE’s Jebel Ali Free Zone and Oman’s Duqm …

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