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New UAE innovation grant scheme; SDAIA's new smart city accelerator


Middle East AI News

October 7 · Issue #87 · View online

Middle East AI News is a weekly news digest covering artificial intelligence news from across the region.

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The UAE government launched an exciting new innovation fund this week, which will provide grants of up to $100,000 for innovators worldwide to pilot initiatives for the public sector in the UAE. The grant programme is not specific to AI, but nonetheless provides a great opportunity for developers of new AI applications that offer disruptive solutions for the public sector.
Meanwhile, the SDAIA also announced an interesting new initiative: a dedicated accelerator programme for smart city technology startups operated by Plug and Play.
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Startup News
UAE government launches 'Moonshot Pilot Grant' UAE government launches 'Moonshot Pilot Grant'
SDAIA launches smart cities accelerator
FACEKI gets pre-Seed funding from Nama Ventures
Wa’ed startup grants hit over $5.6m after third roadshow event
Smart Cities
Huawei partners real estate developer Tatweer Misr to build smart cities in Egypt
Expo 2020 Dubai
Robots at Dubai Expo have multiple roles Robots at Dubai Expo have multiple roles
UBTECH Panda Robot turns heads at China Pavilion
Iran’s armed-drone prowess reshapes security in Middle East
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