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OVERVIEW OF THE FUND

Strategic Development Fund, the investment arm of Tawazun Economic Council, is 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

OBJECTIVE

Stimulate the UAE’s private sector in Defense, Security & Aviation industries through targeted investments and partnerships with SMEs

Encourage and enable FDI towards the UAE’s private sector in Defense, Security & 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

OUR VISION

A thriving and innovative Defense & Security sector in the UAE.

OUR MISSION

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

WHO AND WHAT WE FUND

Sector Focus

  • Defense, Security & Aviation
  • Urban mobility
  • Autonomous technologies

Innovation and R&D

  • Mid to late stage technology acquisition
  • Funding for expansion

Investments approaches

  • Equity investments in local SMEs
  • Internationally partnerships

Funding approach

  • Venture Debt Program

Technology Transfer

  • IP Acquisitions
  • Transfer of tech via investments