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How it works
DFA offers a life-changing experience, starting with exploring a challenge and ending with a pilot. Here’s how it works:
Our government and private sector partners sets a bold challenge.
Startups and Scale ups apply with a solution.
An evaluation process occurs to find the most innovative solutions.
You get invited to attend a cohort or programme.
Up to two members of your team get flown to Dubai for an in-house residency with flights and accommodations fully paid.
You meet, greet and brainstorm opportunities with your partner.
You work closely with the partner on the agreed scope of the pilot to be pitched at the end of the cohort.
Your final solution proposal is pitched to the partner’s decision-makers.
The partner selects the best proposal and pilot to move forward with a commercial agreement to scale the solution.