TIP Overview

In line with the UAE 2021 Vision, and the National Innovation Strategy, the Ministry of Economy has partnered up with the Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi, to accelerate the development of innovation in the United Arab Emirates.

Together they have launched Technology Innovation Pioneers (TIP) for the aim of supporting the UAE innovation strategy and accelerating the improvement of the UAE ranking within the Global Innovation Index by increasing patent filing and grants and increasing technology development & implementation within the following sectors.




Renewable & Clean Energy




The Global Innovation Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world, the UAE is currently ranked at number 35 out of 127 countries.

Participants with solutions, will be accepted from all business sectors even if not related to these seven strategic areas.

Benefits will be provided in the form of investment, sponsorship, licensing, business development, partnership’s and technical support for individual’s and business entrants.

Awards will be provided in categories of Patent’s, Proof of Concept’s, and Start-up’s. Universities, companies and individuals that are driving the progress in ranking of UAE Global Innovation Index will also be eligible for various awards.