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Abdul Razak and Savvas signing the agreement at Gitex.

Dubai Silicon Oasis seals VW partnership deal

DUBAI, October 14, 2017

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone Technology Park, and Volkswagen Middle East has signed a two-year partnership deal, thus paving way for mutual support of startups with innovative mobility initiatives across the GCC region.

The strategic agreement was signed by Shahla Ahmed Abdul Razak, the deputy chief executive of DSOA and Andrew Savvas, the brand director for Volkswagen Middle East on the side-lines of the 37th Gitex Technology Week 2017 in Dubai.  

It aims to help define the future of mobility in the region through dedicated events, targeted mentorship, and accelerator programs that will take place at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned technology incubator centre and the largest of its kind in the Middle East, it added.

Commenting on the deal, Abdul Razak, said: "We are proud to cement our strong ties with Volkswagen Middle East that began with the community safety-focused Human Crossing initiative at DSO in 2016, which gathered numerous accolades as a smart initiative."

"We appreciate the company’s efforts in supporting Dtec, currently the base of operations for more than 700 startups. Our strategic partnership opens a two-way corridor of collaboration between our organizations, and will significantly benefit of the pool of entrepreneurs available at Dtec, especially those in the field of smart transportation," he noted.

Savvas said: “We continually seek to attract like-minded individuals and entities that demonstrate a strong spirit of innovation and are not averse to challenge. They aspire to stand out from the crowd, create their own path to success and lead rather than follow."

"To achieve this goal we aim to work with the most innovative industry partners in shaping the future of mobility. As the biggest cluster of start-ups in the UAE, Dtec is clearly one of them," he added.

Located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, and home to hundreds of startups and enterprises from more than 70 countries, Dtec is designed to accommodate and support the brightest technopreneurs.-TradeArabia News Service




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