Welcome to in5

The in5 innovation centre is an environment that supports entrepreneurship and cultivates the development of the ICT and digital media start-up ecosystem in Dubai. Supporting entrepreneurs from the early stage idea creation, through implementation, right up to the commercial launch of the product or service, the in5 innovation centre offers five key benefits:

Set-up Framework

Support in establishing your business in the UAE, including trade operating licence, visa applications and office space.


An array of free to attend seminars and workshops, organised with industry experts and specialists, on topics related to business, technology and entrepreneurship.


Offer access to a range of SME networking events, as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas and share knowledge with other entrepreneurs in the in5 programme.

Access to Funding

Provide exposure to attract investment from angel investors and venture capitalists.


The programme gives access to a pool of mentors, who offer their expertise to give advice on a range of topics, such as HR, marketing, sales, project management, strategy and leadership.

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in5 application criteria

In5 is targeted at entrepreneurs and start-ups with innovative ideas in information and communication technologies, who are looking to create a thriving business concern.

Wide range of projects considered

Projects not based on technology innovation may still be considered.

Open to small teams

Ideally, start-ups should have three or four members.

No nationality restrictions

The in5 programme is open to submission from all nationalities

Technology industry development

The in5 innovation centre is open to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the technology, social media, web development, smartphone/tablet applications, and digital media.

Any stage development considered

The programme is open to innovative ideas at any stage of development from an initial concept to an established start-up stage.

The Process

The in5 innovation centre programme lasts for three months and aims to help you establish your company in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Selected start-ups will be registered under in5's licence and hosted at the in5 innovation centre in Dubai Internet City. The centre will facilitate mentoring, training and coaching by a network of industry experts to help you accomplish prototyping and development of your business. The in5 programme follows five steps:

Submission of application

Click here to complete the application form.

Selection of start-ups

Applications will be screened by a panel, using a five point scale, with a focus on identifying start-ups who will add value to the UAE's technology industry.

Idea development

During the programme members will develop their ideas and accomplish prototyping and business development.

Investor day

Members will present their ideas to a steering committee and investors to help develop funding opportunities.

Evaluation phase

After three months, the progress of members will be evaluated by the in5 team to assess possible extension of the programme and provide advice on how to proceed with the continued development of their project.

How to apply

If you are a team of technopreneurs and are interested in being part of the in5 innovation centre, click here to complete and submit the online application and we will get in touch with you. For additional information please check our FAQs or contact us at info@infive.ae

TheThe in5 innovation centre

in5 innovation centre has been created to provide an interactive, dynamic and engaging atmosphere to help cultivate a new generation of entrepreneurs in Dubai.


Please click here for your answers to commonly asked questions about in5. The subsidized rates for the in5 License, Visa and Office space will be communicated upon confirmation of the selection process of in5.


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In5 Innovation Centre

Boutique Villa #7

Dubai Knowledge Village

+971 4 451 1555