Supporting business growth with funding, expertise, and education.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) offers more than just a world-class, thriving, and stable business environment. It provides a supportive ecosystem designed to assist businesses in starting up, growing and achieving success.
At the forefront of innovation, the DIFC Innovation Hub stands as the leading innovation ecosystem in the region. The Innovation Hub comprises more than 600 innovation and tech firms, including growth-stage tech firms, established innovation companies, digital labs, venture capital firms, regulators, and educational entities.
The Innovation Hub offers a range of support services for businesses. It provides access to funding from the largest cluster of venture capitalists, family offices, and institutional capital in the region. Moreover, if offers accelerator programmes to tech firms to assist their growth and development.
To further enhance knowledge and skills, the DIFC Academy plays a crucial role. Through various
programmes and business education, the Academy empowers individuals by equipping them with essential skills for the future. Additionally, through its law school, the Academy aspires legal professionals to gain expertise in the field.
The comprehensive support systems not only benefit the businesses within DIFC but also contribute to the wider growth in Dubai and the UAE, which is an integral part of the roadmap of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision for innovation-driven growth.
Recognising the significance of family businesses and ultra-high net worth individuals, DIFC established the Family Wealth Centre. Given that the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region ranks among the top global regions for private wealth growth, the centre provides valuable assistance to those within DIFC. It helps them overcome challenges and effectively manage their wealth and assets, ensuring continued success.