in5, an integrated innovation platform, launched by TECOM Group has created within Dubai a distinctive and well-rounded ecosystem for entrepreneurs and start-ups to be incubated and nurtured to their next phase of growth. in5 offers state-of the art and specialized facilities catering to Technology, Media and Design industries as well as facilitates training and mentorship programs. This dynamic and creative environment also allows for the development of innovative ideas through community wide networking events, access to investors and industry-leading market research.
First launched in 2013, in5 was created to enable opportunities for entrepreneurs in the technology sector in the UAE and the region. Since then, it has engaged with 4,000 technopreneurs and incubated over 160 companies that have secured over AED 58 million in funding.
Launching in January, 2017, in5 has evolved to support the design and fashion talent landscape, offering students, entrepreneurs and startups an opportunity to transform their disruptive ideas into commercial successes. Based in the heart of a thriving design community, in5 is located in Hai d3 in Dubai Design District (d3), and is home to a one-of-its-kind prototyping lab that will include the latest equipment, including 3D printers, electronics and modern machinery for designers working with metals, wood, plastic and textiles. Members will also have access to a dedicated library of raw materials and design workstations to develop their ideas into prototypes with the support of mentors and experts in the field of design equipping them with the latest skill-set to thrive.
In addition to industry specialized training and workshops, in5 will also provide members with dynamic co-working spaces, offices and community areas that are designed to inspire creativity. This vibrant environment will enable the industry to connect at all levels through community wide networking events, access to investors and industry-leading market research.