NEARMOTION had a great and successful Selection Day with the Dubai Startup Hub by Dubai Chamber’s Market Access program.
During that NEARMOTION was selected by Mediclinic Middle East to start implementing NEARMOTION indoor navigation solution across Mediclinic hospitals around Dubai.
Seven major corporates have signed up to Dubai Startup Hub’s latest edition of Market Access, which pairs leading companies in the UAE with startups that offer innovative solutions addressing their key challenges.
Sanofi, Mediclinic, Sumitomo Corporation, Accenture, Dubai South, Emirates Post Group and Emirates NBD will list a series of challenges on the Market Access online portal, giving startups the chance to submit their solutions online and pitch their business concepts to potential business partners, Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurship arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said in a statement on Tuesday.
In its fourth cycle, the Market Access programme has received more than 500 applications from corporate and startups in previous rounds.
The latest edition has been revamped to offer a one-year membership to corporate participants, specialized workshops and access to a wider network of solutions, as well as the opportunity to list multiple challenges.
Meanwhile, startups that make the cut will benefit from training and pitching workshops, access to lucrative business opportunities, as well as a platform to boost their market exposure and build their brand reputation.
Speaking during a launch ceremony on Monday, His Excellency Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber, stressed the significance of programmes like Market Access in providing an effective platform for fostering innovation and forging partnerships between established companies and startups in Dubai.
He added that many large local and global companies have realized the benefits of collaborating with startups, with such partnerships are helping organisations successfully navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution and boost their competitive edge.
He said top companies in the UAE have continued to renew their participation in the programme, proving that they are seeing positive return on investment and benefit from the collaboration. Emirates Post Group, Emirates NBD, Sanofi and Sumitomo Corporation are amongst the returning corporates for the latest round.
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