in5 has evolved to support the design and fashion talent landscape, offering students, entrepreneurs and startups an opportunity to transform their disruptive ideas into commercial successes. Based at the heart of a thriving design community, in5 design, located in Dubai Design District (d3), is home to a one-of-it-kind prototyping lab. Besides having access to a creative community which provides a sounding board for new ideas, members can use a dedicated library of raw materials and design workstations to turn their concepts into prototypes with the support of mentors and experts in the field of design.

What makes in5 Design different.

in5 Design is home to a one-of-its-kind prototyping lab that will include the latest equipment, including 3D printers, electronics and modern machinery for designers working with metals, wood, plastic and textiles. The center caters to designers from all schools of design including fashion, furniture, and architecture as they work with metals, wood, plastic and textiles.

in5 Design Facilities

Our State-of-the-Art facilities at hai d3

Good to remember

Things to keep in mind before you apply

  • Designers from all backgrounds

    The diversity of the design ecosystem means we are open to creative minds from the fields of visual art, fashion, architecture and product design

  • In the midst of Dubai’s Design District

    in5’s location puts young talented designers and creatives amongst industry professionals, giving them the opportunity to benefit from their experience and expertise.

  • Open to everyone

    in5 is open to all nationalities with great ideas and a passion to make a difference. If you’re not based in the UAE, once your idea is accepted, you will need to relocate to Dubai to ensure you benefit from the in5 ecosystem

Ready to Apply?

To join the dynamic success driven world of in5 the first step:


Founders and entrepreneurs apply to the incubation program submitting an online application , including relevant material and information about their concept and business model.


The in5 team shortlists candidates based on various eligibility criteria & invites selected candidates to present.


Shortlisted start-ups present their venture to a commite consisting of various industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs, and answer the comittee’s questions.


The steering comitee selects start-ups and admits them to the incubator. During their incubation period, startups access to various benefits that span the incubation value chain.


On completion of the incubation phase, start-ups graduate and become part of the in5 alumni network.

Become a Mentor. The mentoring relationship is a very valuable learning experience for the mentor.

Apply as a mentor