240605 ECD Expo City Dubai Foundation 3


The foundation inherits Expo Live's remarkable journey and builds upon its legacy of innovation and partnerships that deliver positive social, economic and environmental change. Its mission is to continue to bridge the gap between people, ideas and resources in pursuit of a sustainable and inspiring future

Areas of work

  • Incubating of new ideas and capabilities
  • Investing in impact-driven organisations
  • Nurturing local and regional ecosystems
  • Enabling exchange of learning and experiences
  • Enabling meaningful partnerships
  • Storytelling and exposure of impactful solutions
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A reflection of Expo 2020 Dubai’s – and now Expo City Dubai’s – long-term commitment to supporting innovations that deliver positive social, economic and environmental change.

Our call for innovation was answered by more than 13,000 startups from 186 countries, resulting in a global portfolio of 191 ventures funded in 92 countries. Locally, our initiatives targeted 2,000+ university students across the UAE, stimulating creativity and supporting 59 grassroots solutions.

Global Innovators Programme

A commitment to fostering innovation through financial support and mentorship, empowering individuals and organisations to positively impact society and the environment.

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Young Innovators Programme

Empowers UAE youth, creating a strong entrepreneurial mindset by incentivising creative thinking and collaboration to solve problems relevant to the UAE and the region.

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The power of collaboration

Our incredible partners and supporters have been vital turning ambitious ideas into reality. Together, we embraced innovation and made a lasting impact, proving that collaboration knows no limits.


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