SDF invests in significant & strategic non-majority investments in businesses with strategic and financial objectives aligned with SDF’s strategic & financial objectives.

We invest in local and international businesses and ventures developing technologies and IPs related to strategic sectors; in return for equity stake.

OUR PORTFOLIO

VR Technologies

RUSSIA

AVIATION

Key Activities :

VR Technologies has designed the VRT500, revolutionary light signal-engine helicopter with coaxial rotors, and the VRT300, a multipurpose UAV system

Our Role:

Acquisition of a stake in the Russian helicopter design house VR Technologies

Aurus

RUSSIA

AUTOMOTIVE

Key Activities :

Manufacturing luxurious armored vehicles

Our Role:

Acquired strategic equity in AURUS LLC for the purpose of setting up an assembly facility, support growth and expansion in sales and distribution

Marakeb

UAE

AUTONOMOUS

Key Activities :

Developing and manufacturing high performance boats, marine autopilots, and Unmanned systems for numerous civil and defense applications

Our Role:

Equity investment to support the development of Marakeb to expand their capabilities in autonomous technologies, and support business development in the UAE and internationally.

EOS

AUSTRALIA

DEFENSE

Key Activities :

A JV partnership with Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd (EOS) a leading Australian Defense Company, to co-fund the development of 14.5 x 114mm Chain Driven Machine Gun

Our Role:

  • To co-fund the development of 14.5 x 114mm Chain Driven Machine Gun, and to setup sales and distribution networks locally and internationally.
  • Technology transfer aligned with UAE strategic objectives.

CRITERIA

1

SECTOR

Defense, Security & Aviation
2

FINANCIAL

Market demand and sustainable business plan with aligned strategic objectives.
3

DEVELOPMENT LOCATION

UAE and Internationally
4

DEVELOPMENT DURATION

2 – 3 Years
5

TRACK RECORD

Relevance and successful operational/technical experience
6

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Technology readiness level > 6
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IP REQUIREMENTS

  • IP rights with either minimum or no restrictions on transfer or usage
  • IP is aligned to UAE strategic requirements
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Strategic Development Fund

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

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