In support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to transform Dubai into an innovation-driven economy, TECOM Group has a strategy focused on stimulating creativity and the development of new technologies, creating smart and sustainable infrastructure, and driving entrepreneurship and SME growth.
Specific initiatives that underpin TECOM Group’ new strategic focus include the development of innovation complexes, creative spaces, technology laboratories and smart buildings, as well as the launch of new business incubators and the establishment of a dedicated start up fund to stimulate innovation.
Commenting, Dr Amina Al Rustamani, Group CEO of TECOM Investments, said: “TECOM Group is a committed partner in the Government’s efforts to transform Dubai into an innovation-driven economy. We see our role as enabling businesses and creative people to operate efficiently and effectively, but we are also seeking to actively engage, foster, and nurture talent and creative industries in order for them to have a positive impact on the UAE economy.
“d3’s Creative Community is a pioneering initiative that will help to foster the growth of the UAE’s design industry, by acting as a dedicated destination for all things design, fashion, art and luxury. An exciting year round programme of events and activities will drive visitor footfall to d3 and increase international appreciation for regional creative talent.
“We want d3’s Creative Community to truly inspire creative flair amongst emerging designers and artists, and to encourage innovation within people more generally. But, we also want to establish an easily identifiable yet adaptable urban community that helps expose the region’s design industry and creative talent to the world, by enticing visitors and tourists to the site. Our aim is to whet the global appetite for regional design while also enhancing the commercial opportunities for regional talent.”