Idea

Al Naboodah Smart Cities Initiative

Founded in 1958, the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group has earned the reputation of being one of the most prominent family-owned private conglomerates in the region. Al Naboodah Commercial Group, a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, has established itself as a regional leader across various sectors, including automotive, agriculture, electrical products, renewable energy, logistics, and travel & tourism. Through strong partnerships with international brands and local government bodies and a deep understanding of customer needs, the group has been able to deliver quality service by fostering a culture of customer-centricity within the organisation.

In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of making Dubai a benchmark for smart cities and leveraging on the group’s vast experience, Al Naboodah Commercial Group has recently launched the Smart Cities Initiative to partner with innovative companies and accelerate them into the regional markets.

 

Through a diverse business portfolio and strong government relations, Al Naboodah Commercial Group has emerged as a partner of choice for services and solutions in the region. As a result of this we are continuously looking to partner with technology/solution providers who are actively looking to transform the Middle Eastern Smart City markets.

Why partner with us?

  • Opportunity to collaborate with one of the largest private companies in the Middle East region with over 60 years of experience
  • Business consulting and accelerated go-to-market strategy formulation to gain a footprint in the market
  • Leverage on the diversified businesses and shared services for business application and proof-of-concepts
  • Interactions with key industry experts and partners based on the business’s needs

Accelerator Hub

As part of the Smart Cities initiative, the Accelerator Hub is a focused set-up looking to select growth-stage start-ups and innovative businesses that solve challenges in urban mobility and renewable energy by optimising resource consumption and better managing the supply chain to create unique customer experiences.

The main goals are to help innovative companies expand, network, and accelerate to market. There are mentors and advisors with specific industry backgrounds to provide relevant advice for the new businesses. The Hub has all the tools you need to take your venture to the next level.

Criteria

Al Naboodah Smart Cities Accelerator is designed for innovative companies and start-ups in the growth stage. The ideal start-up:

  • Would have already established partnerships with corporates or strategic partners with a product that is ready to go to market
  • Would already have an initial investment
  • Is well-established within or outside the GCC and is willing to explore the UAE/GCC for expansion

Focus Areas

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Urban Mobility

  • Smart parking
  • Smart mobility
  • Bicycle sharing
  • Car sharing
  • Ride hailing
  • Fleet Management
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Electrical and Renewable Energy

  • Energy grid management
  • Energy storage solutions
  • Lifi technology
  • Charging stations
  • Solar Energy

 

Simply follow the link below, fill out the required fields and submit your business proposal for a chance to see it become a reality!

Guidelines:

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  • If your proposal is accepted, you will be contacted to discuss how to take the partnership forward