The Russian Centre for Digital Innovation and Information and Communication Technologies, a new hub for Russian entrepreneurs, has recently opened at DIC- Dubai Internet City.
The objective of the new facility is to aid Russian businesses to launch and spread their operations across the MENA region, reported WAM.
The hub is facilitated by the Russian Export Centre (REC) and aims to feature as the premium business support platform for Russian tech firms in the region. This is one of the largest projects taken by REC outside Russia and follows a MoU signed with DIC during last year’s GITEX.
The managing director of DIC and Dubai Outsource City, Ammar Al Malik, said: “Since the DIC’s inception, we have remained committed to providing businesses of all sizes with the platform required to innovate and grow. Transforming Dubai’s Innovation Strategy into a reality is our mandate, as we strive to continue positioning Dubai as the region’s foremost technology hub.”
He also stressed on how DIC has worked with a wide range of organizations including global tech giants as well as local startups over the years, to help them set up their bases in the community.
“We are keen to offer the same support and enabling infrastructure to Russian technology companies venturing into the region,” said Al Malik.
Muhammad Shiha, CEO of the Russian Centre of Digital Innovation & ICT, said, “An increasing number of Russian tech entrepreneurs and investors are pursuing new avenues of growth for their organizations. Our work is to build on their excellent reputation and the fact that they are reliable potential partners with good quality and value-priced services. For this purpose, we have carefully chosen our location at DIC, the innovation hub of the region, and designed our services around its specific needs and based on rigorous analysis of its demand.”
Russian small and medium-sized companies will find a new home in the Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and ICT, and work with large Russian tech companies that operate on a global level. The center will offer products and services in the fields of AI, Augmented Reality, VR and cloud hosting among many others.