Dubai Smartpreneur 1.0 Competition
The Dubai Smartpreneur Competition was launched in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office to strengthen the role of entrepreneurs in transforming Dubai into a “smart city.”
Out of the 350 innovative ideas from over 40 countries around the world, the UAE emerged as the second largest contributor with 60 ideas coming in. 81% of the ideas were submitted by men and 19% by women. Out of the top 10 qualifying ideas, four came from the UAE, 3 from India, and one each from Romania, Zimbabwe, and the UK.
The competition required that the ideas fall under one of the following dimensions of the Dubai Smart City initiative including: Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Smart Governance, Smart Environment, and Smart People. The dimension with the highest percentage of entries was Smart Living (28%), followed by Smart Economy (19%), Smart Mobility (17%), Smart People (15%), Smart Environment (14%), and Smart Governance (7%). All applications are evaluated based on their adherence to specific criteria including the problem the business addresses in a large or growing market opportunity, the idea’s value proposition, customers’ need for the product or service, and the idea’s contribution to one of the Smart Dubai dimensions.
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