The Strategic Development Fund (SDF), first established in February 2019, focused on financial return and economic impact within UAE’s strategic sectors, through equity investment in local and international partnerships and developmental funding towards UAE’s private sector.

OUR VISION

A thriving and innovative strategic sector in the UAE.

OUR MISSION

Support the development of UAE strategic sectors through long term investments and focused developmental funding toward private sector.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Stimulate the UAE’s private sector in strategic sectors & aviation industries through targeted investments and partnerships with SMEs

 

  • Encourage and enable FDI towards the UAE’s private sector in strategic sectors & aviation industries through partnerships

 

  • Execute collaborative acquisitions of technologies, IPs and equity stakes to enhance and enable UAE SMEs in strategic sectors
  • Achieve economic and financial returns to stakeholders through investments and acquisitions

 

  • Enable and support UAE SMEs in strategic sectors via venture debt/financing solutions and incentives to expand in country value added activities that contribute towards economic growth

WHO AND WHAT WE FUND

1.

Sector Focus

  • Strategic sectors & aviation
  • Urban mobility
  • Autonomous technologies

2.

Project Management

  • Equity investments in local SMEs
  • Internationally partnerships

3.

Technology Transfer

  • IP Acquisitions
  • Transfer of tech via investments

4.

Innovation and R&D

  • Mid to late stage technology acquisition
  • Funding for expansion

5.

Funding approach

  • Venture Debt Program
CONTACT US

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Strategic Development Fund

11th Floor, PO Box 908. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

OUR LOCATION