“Accreditation” promotes youth orientation towards entrepreneurship

"America Dubai" joins the business incubators accredited by "Enterprise Development"

The Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development, one of Dubai's economic institutions, announced the launch, in cooperation with the American University in Dubai, the university's business incubator, within the accreditation of the corporation's business accelerators and incubators, adding the university to the list of business incubators accredited to the Corporation.

A statement issued yesterday stated that the initiative to accredit business incubators in universities is a stimulating environment for students to provide the necessary support for them to practice their creative activity, and turn it into pioneering emerging projects, in light of educational environments that incubate innovation and are able to graduate specialized competencies that contribute to the development of vital sectors and project management. and major national industries.

The Executive Director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Abdul Basit Al Janahi, said that the strategy for accrediting business incubators in universities enhances the orientation of young people towards entrepreneurship, and supports their abilities to create pioneering projects in various sectors.

Al Janahi stressed that the presence of business incubators in universities helps to establish a well-informed generation that has mechanisms and tools to complete the sustainable development process in the country and support the future economy in Dubai.

Al-Janahi stressed the need to encourage youth to innovate and innovate, and to encourage businessmen and large companies to adopt innovative youth and student projects, while embracing talent and providing support for them, pointing to the importance of providing new opportunities for young generations to enter into non-traditional projects for entrepreneurship that keep pace with the rapid developments in the field. New fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, digitization, new biotechnology, and the Internet of Things, through digital platforms.

He stated that most of the projects that are adopted relate to innovative products and services based on advanced technology, and serve various sectors, the most important of which are renewable energy, digital technology, marketing, e-commerce and sustainable energy, in addition to a number of commercial sectors that fit the requirements of the local market.

For his part, the President of the American University in Dubai, Dr. David A. Schmidt, said: “We are pleased to have obtained the accreditation of business incubators and accelerators and to join the Dubai Network of Business Incubators under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development,” stressing the commitment to continue supporting the development of the sector Education, and promoting the concept of entrepreneurship among students.

He added: “We always seek to develop our educational programs and keep pace with students’ needs by supporting pioneering and innovative ideas by embracing these projects and providing the appropriate environment for them, to ensure the building of a new generation of creative graduates who are qualified with knowledge and innovation to create and foresee the future, and to graduate entrepreneurs and knowledge ambassadors, instead of researchers. about work.”

Business incubators and accelerators centers

The Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development seeks, through the activity of "Business Incubators and Accelerators Centers", to provide an opportunity to expand investments in the entrepreneurship platforms sector in all its sectors, which include: business incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces.

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