To support and Innovation ecosystem and knowledge economy  in the region, the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has launched the Sharjah Angel Investors Network (SAIN). This initiative will contribute to making the UAE economy an open global laboratory for testing new concepts of advanced future technology and a global platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Abu-Dhabi based Rizek, the first Super-App for on-demand home services in the region, has become the first app in the country to combine products and services on one, easy-to-use platform, revolutionizing the consumer purchase journey. For a long time, customers have been unable to locate their preferred products and services in unison, which has constantly impacted customer ease.

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is bringing together globally-renowned experts, entrepreneurs, ecosystem leaders and influential changemakers for the 4th annual edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF), which goes fully online this year to enlighten and inspire young changemakers passionate about solving challenges and leaving their mark as the world rebuilds post-Covid societies and economies.

UAE startup QiDZ, the go-to resource for fun family-related activities in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Bahrain, bagged the B2C Small Business of the Year award at the recently held Gulf Capital SME Awards in Dubai, and a bronze award for Parenting App of the Year from Mother, Baby & Child.

SMETalks concluded a successful webinar on Agriculture Trade Links between the UAE and Africa held on 24th November 2020 on YouTube channel - Live. The webinar addressed efforts to build greater trade links and open trade opportunities between small and medium-sized enterprises in the Middle East and Africa.

Veolia Middle East, the world leader in resource management in environmental services, has announced a first-of-its-kind acceleration and mentoring programme, which aims to support startups and innovative SMEs across the Middle East that focus on creating a more sustainable future, whilst giving back to the community.

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