Launching in January, 2017, 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 in the heart of a thriving design community, in5 is located in Hai d3 in Dubai Design District (d3), and is home to a one-of-its-kind prototyping lab. In addition to industry specialized training and workshops, in5 will also provide members with dynamic co-working spaces, offices and community areas that are designed to inspire creativity.

What makes in5 Design different.

In5 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. Members will also have access to a dedicated library of raw materials and design workstations to develop their ideas into prototypes with the support of mentors and experts in the field of design equipping them with the latest skill-set to thrive.

in5 Design Facilities

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

View the Virtual tour of the fashion lab



in5 Tech Startups

A family that keeps growing.
  • Shero Solutions FZ-LLC

    SHERO is a wearable \\\\\\\"fashionable\\\\\\\" bracelet that acts as security for women. It has a built-in low-voltage taser, GPS tracker and sends SOS signals to guardians. SHERO also has an app which acts as a community and
  • We Are VR FZ-LLC

    3D, VR, AR, MR Solutions
  • ReachMQ FZ-LLC

    ReachMQ enables integration to multiple communication providers and platforms using a single API.
  • Sporta FZ-LLC

    Spogo is a sports, fitness and entertainment platform to discover clubs, trainers and players, book activities of all types and organize games and events. Problem: Users: Inability to find the right venue or trainer, inefficient
  • Shake Your Plants FZ-LLC

    Shake Your Plants (SYP) disrupts the supplement market by making F&V (Fruits and Vegetables) the quick fix!
  • MyUniPath FZ-LLC

    Central Platform for students to find, search and apply directly to Universities. We assist students find and pursue their Higher Education by providing simple and user-friendly platform that assists them with applying and

Good to remember

Things to keep in mind before you apply

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

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

    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