Ma’an Social Incubator Announces the Launch of 7th Cohort
Ma’an Social Incubator (MSI) announces the launch of the 7th cohort that seeks applications from bright new minds tackling the theme of “Entrepreneurship for Social Good,” emphasising Green Cities, Circular Economy, and Sustainable Transport.
The MSI is a dynamic accelerator, founded in February 2019 by the Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi, the Authority of Social Contribution, that enables new enterprises to develop solutions that fulfil their business objectives and serve the Abu Dhabi community.
The MSI’s 7th Cohort is launched as part of the “Decade of Action Challenge,” a 10-year initiative by Making Prosperity and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme that seeks to promote sustainable and inclusive urban development.
7th cohort has been conceived in partnership with the Making Prosperity, an impact initiative that runs the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Maker Challenge – an open-innovation platform where some of the world’s most innovative start-ups compete to solve real-world challenges.
The Director General of Ma’an, Her Excellency Salama Al Ameemi, said:
“With growing populations, urbanisation and climate change posing critical sustainability challenges, now is the time to enable new innovators to help secure our future.
"Abu Dhabi has demonstrated its vital role in creating a prosperous and sustainable future, ranked among the smartest cities in the Middle East and North Africa region in the Smart City Index 2021".
The teams selected for the 7th cohort will be offered specially tailored support to ensure that their innovations bring substantive positive change to the lives of the Abu Dhabi community.
Following the application deadline on 16 September 2022, the successful teams will benefit from a wide range of learning, mentoring, funding, and networking opportunity and the possibility to exhibit their business proposals at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2023.