Etisalat chooses firms to deploy AI, blockchain

08 Jan 2019

Etisalat chooses firms to deploy AI, blockchain

Khaleej Times

They were picked from the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

Future Now, the innovation programme of Etisalat, has signed agreements with four scaleups to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain solutions following the successful Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

The signing ceremony also marked the opening of the Future Now scale-up collaborative space for Etisalat Digital's partners, namely Yitu Technology (China), Com IoT Technologies (UAE), 300cubits (Hong Kong) and Tradefin (USA).

They were chosen based on their capability to build and launch their core technology and be able to demonstrate traction and substantial use cases.

These selected companies will continue their journey through the 'Future Now' scale-up programme, where they will receive access to Etisalat Digital resources and experts, office space and support needed to deliver joint projects to Etisalat's client base.

As part of the fifth cohort of Dubai Future Accelerators, Etisalat Digital launched in July this year three challenges to companies across the world. Out of all the companies that applied, seven companies were selected to address these challenges. The companies had the opportunity to network with a number of key stakeholders and have access to resources and expertise.

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