Innovation Hub.

The largest financial innovation ecosystem in the region - with more than 700 innovation and tech firms.

DIFC Innovation Hub, the largest innovation community in the region, is home to more than 700 growth-stage tech firms, established innovation companies, digital labs, venture capital firms, regulators, and educational entities.

The thriving facility aims to generate new economic value by fostering innovation, enterprise, and talent across various sectors, especially in the future-oriented industries.

DIFC Innovation Hub is home to the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. It is the only 

place to be if you are a FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, or Islamic FinTech start-up looking to capitalise on unlimited opportunities in front of the region's most established financial service organisations.

If you want to grow your start-up and further FinTech innovation, the Innovation Hub has everything you need, including accelerator programmes, licensing, co-working support, a community of like-minded individuals, and a supportive and comprehensive regulatory framework.


Innovation Hub programmes

2023 FinTech Accelerator Programme

DIFC FinTech Hive's three-month accelerator programme connects innovative start-ups with the region's largest financial industry banks and insurance companies, offering partnership opportunities, access to investors, and valuable marketing exposure.


AccelerateHer empowers young women in advancing their careers in financial services by connecting them with experienced executives who offer mentorship and valuable insights based on their own professional journeys.

Metaverse Accelerator Programme

The Metaverse Accelerator Programme is designed to attract leading start-ups from all over the world, working on the next step of blockchain technology, the Metaverse.

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