Who we are
Promoting innovation and research and development

Khalifa Innovation Center is an innovative incubation center which supports high tech/high impact start-ups, new products and improved products that are nurtured and brought to the market.

Khalifa Innovation Center is launched as a center of excellence to boost the Emirati industry. This directly supports the UAE 2021 vision of transitioning to a knowledge-based economy, promoting innovation and research and development.

What we do
Improve the UAE’s worldwide competitiveness in innovation

Khalifa Innovation Center physically accommodates offices, workshops and a common space to encourage interactions. Throughout the incubation cycle, Khalifa Innovation Center provides continuous support and mentorship for the talented students, researchers and inventors enrolled into the program. The experts present within the ecosystem provide a wide range of knowledge and experience; from deep technical knowledge of university researchers, to enthusiasm and risk taking of entrepreneurs, to supporting players such as lawyers, investors, mentors, large companies etc.

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Core Business
Creating startups
Identification of potential projects
Project evaluation
/ selection
Project development
Company creation
Business sustainability
/ exit
Providing startup entrepreneurship
Support Services and Facilities

Support services are vital for the success of any new business since few startups can afford to do everything by itself. Khalifa Innovation Center will provide startup entrepreneurs with technical expertise, manufacturing know-how, marketing information, legal compliance help, opportunity to benchmark, platform to network, access to low cost infrastructure and more.

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Sounding Ecosystem
  • Khalifa University
  • Partners with service providers to give special deals to start-ups
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
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The backbone of KIC