Thomson Reuters has thrown its considerable weight in a partnership with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and launched the Innovation 4 Impact Competition. The competition is part of the shared commitment between the two organizations to support emerging economies through offering a well-rounded and enabling environment for incubating and developing technology ventures in the UAE and the wider region.
Innovation 4 Impact will take place at the centre-stage at the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES 2015) on October 5-6 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
This initiative seeks to support start-ups and businesses in the Islamic digital economy and serve as an incubator for SMEs across the world. Any startup or entrepreneur with a potentially groundbreaking idea or business venture is welcome to apply. Applicant’s ideas will be judged on different aspects: innovation, economic and social impact as well as the scalability across markets and regions.
Application ends August 14th, and selected finalists will be notified by August 20th, 2015.
If you are selected as a finalist you will win a trip to Dubai to present your idea in the Innovation 4 Impact Competition during the GIES. If needed, GIES will provide documentation needed for the purposes of visa processing.
To Apply, press on this link.