Innovation 4 impact

11-12 Oct 2016


The Innovation 4 Impact Competition is a global platform for entrepreneurs to present their business, products or services to an expert panel, as well as to an audience comprising prominent entrepreneurs, trade visitors and opinion leaders.

The Competition supports start-ups and businesses in the Islamic digital economy and serves as an incubator for SMEs across the world. The competition is open to any company or entrepreneur with a potentially groundbreaking idea or business venture. The applicants’ ideas will be judged based on different aspects including: innovation, economic and social impact as well as the scalability across markets and regions.

The 2016 finalists are: 

  1. Divine Connect – USA
  2. Alem Health – Singapore
  3. iGrow – Indonesia
  4. Intuition Intelligence Inc. – USA
  5. Kwn Education – UAE

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Visa Support

Thank you for your interest in attending the 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES).

Thomson Reuters encourages delegates that need a visa to familiarize themselves with the requirements and apply at the earliest.

If you are not a citizen of one of the GCC countries, you will be required to hold a visa in order to enter the United Arab Emirates to take part in the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES).

Depending on your nationality, you will either have to pre issue a visa or you will be able to obtain one on arrival. To determine your visa eligibility please Click Here

Your hotel will most likely be able to assist with the visa process, in addition to that Thomson Reuters will be able to provide you with an official invitation letter to help with the visa issuance process, if required. To request a personal invitation letter, kindly provide the following details:

  • Full Name (as in passport)
  • Passport Number
  • Citizenship
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Expiry Date
  • Dates of visit
  • Visa type: Business visa

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Book Accommodation

View below the list of nearby hotels to Madinat Jumeirah:

Hotels with preferential rates

  • Sheraton

    Location: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

    Distance: 3.1 miles from Madinat Jumeirah

  • Novotel

    Location: Al Barsha, Dubai

    Distance: 2.8 miles from Madinat Jumeirah

  • Ibis

    Location: Al Barsha

    Distance: 3.1 miles from Madinat Jumeirah

  • Media Rotana

    Location: Barsha Heights, Dubai

    Distance: 6.3 miles from Madinat Jumeirah

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