SeedApp launched to boost UAE gov't services

New sub-fund set up to help support UAE nationals to develop mobile phone applications
SeedApp launched to boost UAE gov't services
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By Neil King
Mon 27 May 2013 11:11 AM

A new sub-fund has been announced to help support UAE nationals to develop mobile phone applications that support government services.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, instructed Dubai SME to set up the fund primarily to help UAE nationals develop the new software, which would support the initiative to transform the UAE into a mobile government within two years.

The ‘SeedApp’ fund was launched by Abdul Basset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, who said the fund will encourage creativity among UAE citizens.

“Dubai SME and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund have been focusing on creating platforms for UAE nationals to deploy and advance their entrepreneurial skills and innovative spirit,” he said.

“Through the SeedApp fund we are inviting all nationals to join the nation’s complete evolution into a knowledge-driven and internationally best service environment.”

The fund will provide 60 percent of the cost of developing the application to each entrepreneur, including the cost of testing the app and creating a company in the Dubai SME business incubator.

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