Dubai Holding company, TECOM Group launched in5 as an ecosystem specifically designed to get great ideas in ICT and digital media off the ground. in5 is a dynamic working environment and a support network for innovative, ideas-driven start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow and flourish.
Dubai Holding is a key supporter of the Government’s vision to transform Dubai into a diverse, innovation-led economy. in5 is a prime example of creating a solid foundation for emerging talent and new ideas to take flight, and cultivating a new generation of innovation-driven businesses.
The in5 innovation centre is an ecosystem dedicated to start-ups and entrepreneurs within the ICT and digital industry, providing support from the initial idea stage right through to market launch. It offers set-up assistance and discounted office space, training through workshops led by industry experts, networking opportunities, and access to investors and mentors to give new businesses the ideal platform for success.
Since inception in 2013, in5 has engaged over 4,000 of the UAE's technopreneurs, given over 70 members access to a number of international and regional investors, and helped them to secure over AED 34 million in funding.
Following the success of in5, in5 Media was rolled out as part of TECOM Group’s incubation programme at the UAE Innovation Week 2015, during which TECOM Group played an active role with 35 innovation related initiatives across its business communities.
Located at Dubai Production City, in5 Media is a first-of-its-kind media hub, , which aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship within the media industry. With an AED 60 million investment in state-of-the-art facilities and an environment for networking, skill building and talent development, in5 Media has the capacity to house up to 200 start-ups across the media value chain at any one time.
TECOM Group’s incubation programmes aims to provide new talent with a platform to flourish, and to position Dubai as a engine of innovation and creativity for the Arab world.