About Futurism Programme

The Futurism Programme aims to transform the tourism experience in Dubai. Spearheaded by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the six-week, zero-equity accelerator programme taps into the creative startup community, inviting global innovators and entrepreneurs to uncover disruptive technology and drive innovation in the industry.

Launched in 2017, the Futurism Programme was borne of the Dubai 10X initiative by the Government of Dubai to accelerate the city 10 years ahead of others, with the name 10X reflecting experimental thinking. Find out more about Dubai 10X here.

The 2019 edition presents an essential opportunity for forward-thinkers to connect with major players in the city’s tourism industry, and nurture radically different solutions for the next-generation of travellers. DTCM and its partner network will mentor and collaborate with rising stars to help identify opportunities. Then, in the final week of the programme, applicants pitch their ideas on stage at GITEX Technology Week – the largest technology event in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia – with winners receiving a cash prize.

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Strategic partner:

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Industry partners:

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Supporting partners:

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