Do you have what it takes to become the next big Smart City Startup?

If your answer is yes, we at Dubai Smart City Accelerator would like to meet you in Milan on May 14th! We’re looking for startups with innovative solutions in the following verticals:

  • IoT & Connectivity
  • Open City Data
  • Urban Automation & Mobility
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Sustainable Cities & Living
  • Smart Government
  • Smart Retail

Startups can apply now to participate for a one-on-one meeting with our team!

What are Office Hours?

Office Hours consist of an individualized meet-up between our team and your startup. You will have the opportunity to present your startup venture and afterwards get feedback from us. We will also share more about our Dubai Smart City Accelerator program. Each meeting will be 20-30 minutes.

What is our Dubai Smart City accelerator program about?

The Dubai Smart City Accelerator, powered by Startupbootcamp, is the leading program supporting innovative companies in the IoT & Connectivity, Urban Automation & Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Open City Data, Sustainable Cities & Living, Smart Government, and Smart Retail industry. It is an unparalleled platform for startups to proactively scale up their business and demonstrate their product to leading corporates, government partners, and contribute to a larger vision to make Dubai the happiest city on earth.

Our intensive 3-month accelerator program provides 10 selected Smart City companies with hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, office space in Dubai, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners from across the Smart City industries.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in collaboration with du, Dubai Chamber, Smart Dubai, Visa, Orange Business Services, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have joined to fund the Dubai Smart City Consortium. These key partners provide expertise, exposure channels, APIs and unparalleled access to their deep Smart City network of industry professionals and mentors from around the world.

How to arrange a meeting?

Apply HERE for Office Hours. Due to the volume of applications, our team will review your request and be in touch with the result of your application. Those accepted will receive an email with the meeting arrangements and request for your pitch deck.


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Hosting Partner

Talent Garden Calabiana

Spanning almost 8,500 square meters, Talent Garden Calabiana is, as of today, the largest campus of the Talent Garden network. Located in the Porta Romana district in Milan, right next door to Fondazione Prada, its building used to be a printing press factory at the beginning of last century.

It now hosts innovative coworking spaces, the Innovation School, Talent Garden’s digital educational branch, geared towards both post-graduates and corporate training, the TAG Café, a contemporary bar and bistro, as well as welcoming hundreds of events every year. The campus hosts more than 450 coworkers daily and is a member of the Google for Entrepreneurs’ network.

Learn more.


Date: May 14th

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Talent Garden Milano – Calabiana location.

Address: Via Arcivescovo Calabiana, 6, 20139 Milano. Click here for directions.

Event Category: Office Hours


Apply to Attend!