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Dr Saleh Al Hashemi

Krypto Labs partners with WFES initiative

ABU DHABI, January 11, 2018

Krypto Labs, a global incubator that funds early stage start-ups,  has been named as the strategic partner for the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The 11th edition of WFES, running from January 15 – 18 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will host CLIX, a global market place connecting entrepreneurs and investors to enable partnerships that will power sustainable climate change solutions through knowledge, innovation, and funding.

As the strategic partner for CLIX, Krypto Labs will highlight its facilities and services available to innovators and start-ups, as well as forming part of the judging panel.

With the UAE being home to 42 per cent of the region’s 3,000 start-ups, the partnership between Krypto Labs and CLIX will bolster the growing entrepreneurial and innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

Based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Krypto Labs provides innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world with a virtual program, investment platform and inspiring co-working spaces across 2,600 sq m, allowing them to develop revolutionary products and services across all industries.

The inaugural edition of CLIX, which functions as a global marketplace for innovators and investors, received a total of 364 submissions from individuals and groups requiring funding to develop or roll-out cleantech products and climate change solutions.

CLIX submissions concentrate on solutions in agriculture, clean mobility and air quality, with funding proposals received from around the world. One in five semi-finalists are based in the UAE and stand to receive incubation from Krypto Labs, which is also a potential investor.

Dr Saleh Al Hashemi, managing director of Krypto Labs, said: “We are pleased to be a strategic partner of CLIX, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. We look forward to integrating our expertise with CLIX's vision of creating a market-place connecting future innovators and investors to foster innovative climate change solutions through knowledge, innovation and funding.”

“At Krypto Labs, we pride ourselves on being a global incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding and accelerating ground-breaking early-stage start-ups. We endeavour to become a pioneer in supporting sustainable clean energy start-ups,” he added.

Ara Fernezian, group managing director at Reed Exhibitions, organisers of CLIX, said: “Krypto Labs is a global incubator that is perfectly suited to be the Strategic Partner for CLIX, and represents the growing local interest in start-ups and entrepreneurial business models, as well as cleantech and climate change. CLIX is a ground-breaking initiative for the region that will facilitate the development and distribution of game-changing technologies and products.”

Semi-finalists at CLIX will be pitching for potential investment sums ranging from $300,000 to more than $2.5 million, according to the specific criteria and categories. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: WFES | World Future Energy Summit | CLIX | Krypto Labs |

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