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District 2020 – opportunities for Swiss start-ups and SMEs

District 2020 will be a global future-proof innovation ecosystem, which will take over the infrastructure of the EXPO 2020 site. It will become a place to connect, create and innovate. Scale2Dubai is District 2020’s global entrepreneurship programme, offering startups and small businesses, with a proven track record in their countries, an opportunity to expand to Dubai.


District 2020, a mixed-use community located in Dubai, has as its goal to contribute to the growth of Dubai’s innovation economy by attracting large organizations, budding young enterprises and families to live and work. 

Scale2Dubai, the District 2020’s global entrepreneurship programme offers startups and small businesses, with a proven track record in their countries, an opportunity to expand to Dubai.The industries on which it focuses are Travel & Tourism, Real Estate & Construction, Logistics & Transports and Education. Technology wise it puts the focus on Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. The innovation ecosystem will also include enablers such as Accelerators & Incubators, Coworking spaces, Research & Education and Venture Capital.

Opportunities for Swiss companies to expand to Dubai

If you are a Startup or a small business with a proven track record in Switzerland it can give you an opportunity to scale to Dubai.The benefits of the program are diverse: a 2-year visa, help in the business setup, free coworking spaces and access to special rates for service providers. In case of availability, you can get 2 years subsidized urban living and 2 years for a free workspace.

District 2020 will play an active role in facilitating connections between the programmer’s participants, Fortune 500 companies, accelerator programmes and funding opportunities.

Opportunitiy to expand to Dubai

Would you like to learn more about the Scale2Dubai District 2020 entrepreneurship program? Then contact our Senior Consultant for Middle East Ruedi Büchi.



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