Dubai: Thirty companies will work with seven government authorities participating in Dubai Future Accelerators to find solutions for the challenges facing key economic and strategic sectors in 21st century cities in the UAE.
Chosen by Dubai Future Foundation, the companies comprise less than two per cent of 2,274 applicants, submitted from a total of 73 countries.
The Dubai Future Accelerators programme is an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation.
Finalists will develop solutions in sustainable sectors such as Hyperloop transport, 3D printing, and digital financial transactions.
Following the selection, announced on Sunday, the actual testing stage for the innovative solutions, in cooperation with the relevant authorities, can now begin.
The list of finalists chosen to take part in the first round of the programme includes a selection of the most innovative companies in the world that are currently developing and testing creative ideas and advanced technologies with a future outlook, which offer solutions to the challenges facing key sectors, including health, education, energy and water, transport, infrastructure, security and safety, and technology.
The most prominent names on the list are Hyperloop One, which is developing a 1,200km/h transportation system; Next Future Transportation, specialising in mass-transit solutions and self-driving vehicles; Concensys, the world’s largest software provider for app developers; and Construction Robotics, specialising in construction solutions that increase productivity five-fold. More info