Eligibility

TIP is open to those with an innovative idea developed and tested, as well as who have a venture idea in mind and are interested in entrepreneurship. We are looking for driven resourceful innovators who are interested in registering their patent, proof of concept or start-up ventures.

Any individual in Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirate with an innovative idea that they would like to protect.

The idea should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Technology Based
  • It has to be Inventive.
  • It has to be a novel.
  • It has not been disclosed to the public.

Subject Matters which aren’t patentable are:

  • Plant varieties, animal species, biological methods of producing plants and animals
  • Diagnostic methods, treatments and surgical operations needed for humans and animals
  • Scientific and mathematical principles discoveries and methods
  • Invention that may lead to violation of the public order or morals.
  • Guides, rules or methods followed to conduct business or perform mental activities or play games
  • Applications that are not augmented applications

Any individual, commercial organisation, academic institution and government organisation in Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirate with an innovative idea.

They need to provide evidence of:

  • ownership of the technology
  • prototype in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage of 5 or higher is a plus
  • the right to commercialise the technology
  • the right to disclose information in respect of the technology.

An individual with an idea that is not patentable may apply for a proof concept. These ideas may  include:

  • Lack of novelty
  • Obviousness
  • Lack of industrial applicability
  • Cannot be patented

You should also proceed with a proof of concept if you already have a patent and want to turn your work on paper into a tangible, usable device, concept or technology.

The start-up should fulfill the following criteria:

  • an innovative idea
  • A technology based company
  • Preferably established in the market between 1-2 years
  • Has obtained a patent or run a POC through Takamul

Any individual in Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirate with an innovative idea that they would like to protect.

The idea should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Technology Based
  • It has to be Inventive.
  • It has to be a novel.
  • It has not been disclosed to the public.

Subject Matters which aren’t patentable are:

  • Plant varieties, animal species, biological methods of producing plants and animals
  • Diagnostic methods, treatments and surgical operations needed for humans and animals
  • Scientific and mathematical principles discoveries and methods
  • Invention that may lead to violation of the public order or morals.
  • Guides, rules or methods followed to conduct business or perform mental activities or play games
  • Applications that are not augmented applications

Any individual, commercial organisation, academic institution and government organisation in Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirate with an innovative idea.

They need to provide evidence of:

  • ownership of the technology
  • prototype in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage of 5 or higher is a plus
  • the right to commercialise the technology
  • the right to disclose information in respect of the technology.

An individual with an idea that is not patentable may apply for a proof concept. These ideas may  include:

  • Lack of novelty
  • Obviousness
  • Lack of industrial applicability
  • Cannot be patented

You should also proceed with a proof of concept if you already have a patent and want to turn your work on paper into a tangible, usable device, concept or technology.

The start-up should fulfill the following criteria:

  • an innovative idea
  • A technology based company
  • Preferably established in the market between 1-2 years
  • Has obtained a patent or run a POC through Takamul