Abu Dhabi

We currently run three accelerator programs in the MENA region: Fintech, Healthcare and Industry 4.0.

Plug and Play Abu Dhabi powered by Abu Dhabi Investment Office is the ultimate innovation platform in the Middle East uniting startups with the unrivaled tech expertise of Silicon Valley and major corporations for a changing world.

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In partnership with Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Our mission is to attract high quality entrepreneurial talent to Abu Dhabi who can work proactively with both public and private institutions in the Middle East.

Plug and Play Abu Dhabi represents an open innovation hub for all our partners across the financial, healthcare and industry 4.0 sectors in the region.

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Fintech program

The Plug and Play Abu Dhabi Fintech program was launched in 2018 and connects financial institutions across the region with the most disruptive FinTechs sourced from across the globe.

Our FinTech program launched in 2015 in Silicon Valley and has expanded operations across four regions: North America, Europe, Far East Asia, and the Middle East. Some key focus areas of the program include security, payments, wealth management, data analytics, and customer engagement.



Plug and Play Abu Dhabi’s second accelerator program is focused on supporting the MENA region's healthcare ecosystem, in partnership with the Department of Health Abu Dhabi. The program supports healthcare startups by connecting them to networks of corporate partners and investors to test and implement their technologies in the region, as well as improve the quality of healthcare delivered in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

Globally, our Health innovation platform has accelerated over 100 startups in partnership with more than 20 corporations, operating in over five major cities across the globe.

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Industry 4.0

The first-of-its-kind Industry 4.0 open innovation platform in Abu Dhabi, done in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has been designed to boost Abu Dhabi’s industrial innovation capabilities and attract high-calibre tech startups to the emirate.

It seeks to establish a stronger, unified marketplace and forum to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange across major industrial entities and exceptional technology startups, bringing real value and solutions in areas such as Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Storage, Telecommunications, Maintenance, Mobility, Logistics, Energy, Construction and Real Estate.

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Our Corporate Partners in Abu Dhabi

  • Abu Dhabi Investment Office
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  • Daman - plug and play
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • The Department of Health
  • Maan
  • Uemedical
  • abu dhabi global market startup accelerator
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  • Riyad bank
  • Philips Healthcare logo
  • Abu Dhabi Ports Group.001
  • Boehringer Ingelheim healthcare corporate innovation
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  • Emirates NBD.001

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