Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10th - 13th October 2022

At North Star Dubai UNIDO ITPO Italy assists winning startups of the “Call for High Innovative Sustainable Solutions in FVG Region”

UNIDO ITPO Italy coordinated and assisted the participation of the winners of the “Call for High Innovative Sustainable Solutions in FVG Region” at North Star Dubai, held in the United Arab Emirates within GITEX Global from 10th to 13th October 2022.

A few weeks after participating in UNIDO ITPO Italy's training academy, the 5 winning startups from the Italian Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) Region — namely AindoNorthern Light CompositesNuwatechPicosats and Visionqub — at the fair were provided with ad-hoc stand booths, as well as with the opportunity to exhibit their innovative solutions, increase their visibility and meet potential investors and business partners to access global markets.

This initiative — organized by UNIDO ITPO Italy and FVG Region with the technical support of Area Science Park — was carried out in the context of the project "Innovation Bridge Trieste-Dubai 2020" implemented by UNIDO ITPO Italy and funded by the FVG Region, and successfully allowed to create a virtuous circle of connections among the private, academic, and institutional sectors of FVG, the UAE and beyond in order to support young entrepreneurs and startup ecosystems, in line with UNIDO’s mandate and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Furthermore, in Dubai UNIDO ITPO Italy met several Emirati counterparts to illustrate the soon-to-be-launched new project between Italy and UAE, which will be aimed at promoting training exchange activities for youths on technical, entrepreneurial, and soft skills relevant to the dawn of today’s digital-ecological transition and the job market of tomorrow.