Orange subsidiary opens Middle East innovation hub
By Gulf News Staff / Gulf News
Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to business-to-business services, opened its Middle East innovation hub and regional headquarters at Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The hub was inaugurated by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA).
“Dubai is one of the world’s most ambitious smart cities and we chose DSO as our regional hub because of its commitment to innovation and the strength of its business and startup ecosystem. Our global innovation ecosystem now extends from Silicon Valley to Dubai Silicon Oasis, from where we will support the work of our dedicated smart cities teams across the region,” Thierry Bonhomme, CEO of Orange Business Services, said in a statement.
Orange is one of the six partners and co-sponsors of the Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA), which was launched by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in 2017 and operated by startupbootcamp - the network of industry-focused startup accelerators - that fuels startups with mentorship, product modelling, and preparation for go to market.