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New innovation hub for Russian tech entrepreneurs opens in Dubai

The Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies has recently opened at the Dubai Internet City (DIC).

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The new facility is aimed at aiding Russian businesses looking to launch and expand their operations within the Middle East and North Africa region markets, WAM reported.

Facilitated by the Russian Export Centre (REC), the innovation Centre is one of the largest and only business support platforms for Russian tech firms outside Russia, and follows a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, signed between the DIC and the REC during GITEX last year.

Ammar Al Malik, managing director of DIC and Dubai Outsource City, said, “Since the DIC’s inception, we have remained committed to providing businesses of all sizes with the platform required to innovate and grow. Transforming Dubai’s Innovation Strategy into a reality is our mandate, as we strive to continue positioning Dubai as the region’s foremost technology hub.”

He added that over the years, DIC has seen a host of organisations, ranging from global tech giants to exciting local startups set up their base within the community and achieve their fullest potential.

“We are keen to offer the same support and enabling infrastructure to Russian technology companies venturing into the region,” said Al Malik.

Muhammad Shiha, CEO of the Russian Centre of Digital Innovation & ICT, said, “An increasing number of Russian tech entrepreneurs and investors are pursuing new avenues of growth for their organisations. Our work is to build on their excellent reputation and the fact that they are reliable potential partners with good quality and value-priced services. For this purpose, we have carefully chosen our location at DIC, the innovation hub of the region, and designed our services around its specific needs and based on rigorous analysis of its demand.”

The Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and ICT will be home to Russian small and medium-sized enterprises and startups, as well as large Russian tech companies that operate on a global level. The centre will offer a range of products, services and solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and cloud hosting, among others.

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