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Dubai Future AcceleratorsCo-Creating the Future

Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) facilitates the dynamic collaboration between startups, private entities and government to work on prespecified challenges relevant to our future. DFA combines startups’ innovation and agility with the scale of forward-thinking public and private sector organisations. DFA positions Dubai as an attractive destination for startups and entrepreneurs, and as a citywide testbed for innovative technology.

Open Challenges

Solve for today’s challenges by working on cutting-edge technologies – with the full backing of Dubai’s public sector. Apply to co-create solutions to our current challenges.

“We imagine, design and co-create the future via curated partnerships between startups, government and large enterprises.”

Be part of the future with public and
private sector innovators. Discover how the process works.



“The DFA experience was something that can be described as “one in a lifetime experience”. Besides the business contacts, we could network with exceptional likeminded entrepreneurs and build relationships and friendships for life.”

– Blochin Cuius, CEO, MVMANT

“The Authority explored Hyperloop technology and the possibilities of applying it to the public transportation sector in Dubai”

– Matar Al Tayer, Director General RTA

Previous Cohorts

Explore how past cohorts have co-created innovative solutions to key challenges, and discover a rich history of problem-solving and collaborative innovation stretching back to 2016.