The Consulate General of India in Dubai welcomed a delegation of 15 Indian startups in a bid to foster collaboration and innovation between Indian and UAE entrepreneurial ventures. This delegation, organized by Carve Startup Labs, served as a catalyst for networking, global outreach, and a stepping stone for these budding enterprises.
The highlight of the event was the UAE Investor Meetup with Indian Startup Delegates, held at the Consulate General of India in Dubai. The Meetup was an invaluable platform for Indian startups to connect with UAE-based organizations and gain key insights and networking opportunities that are essential for their growth and expansion in the region. Acting Consul General Ramkumar Thangaraj addressed the gathering.
Throughout their visit, the delegation will have opportunity to explore the vibrant startup ecosystems of Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, further strengthening the bonds between India and the UAE. This concerted effort aligns with the UAE’s commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, solidifying its reputation as a prime destination for startups aspiring to expand globally. This gathering underscored the growing synergy between India and the UAE in the fields of technology and entrepreneurship.
The delegation’s itinerary included an overview of the UAE startup ecosystem with in-depth sessions at key innovation hubs, such as Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) and Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center. These sessions will provide valuable insights into marketing opportunities, expansion strategies within the UAE, and networking opportunities.
The delegation is also set to visit Intelak Lab to gain insights into corporate innovation hubs, and to explore opportunities with industry giants like Emirates, Airbus, GE, and partners of Aviation Labs. Additionally, they will visit Dubai Future Foundation (DF2), Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Hub71: Abu Dhabi’s Unique Global Tech Ecosystem to learn about the opportunities and schemes available within these organizations.
In the context of strengthening international business ties, it is worth noting that India and the UAE have recently signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), opening doors to enhanced economic cooperation. The Indian government’s pro-startup policies and initiatives played a pivotal role in nurturing this entrepreneurial collaboration.