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This competition is open to up to 5 team members. We are targeting university students and early-stage startups, but any team up to 5 members with a brilliant idea is welcome to apply.

Winners will receive a cash prize of up to AED 50,000, to be distributed at key milestones, and will be enrolled in Intelak. The incubator, located in the heart of Dubai’s innovation ecosystem – DTEC – will be a three-month programme. It will consist of mandatory attendance at structured modules, mentorship, and office hours, to support the continued the development of each team’s winning idea.

It is important to note that the teams will retain copyright of their ideas.

  • The Intelak website will be open for the first intake from 11 September 2017 – 6 January 2018.
  • Finalists will be announced on 10 January 2018.
  • The one-week boot camp will be held in mid January and winners will be announced end of January.
  • Incubation winners will be announced on 30 January 2018.
  • The incubation period will be from February 2018 – May 2018, with graduation of the first class on 6 May 2018.

Winners may be notified prior to the public announcement, and will be required to participate fully in communications activities brought forward by the co-founders.

Entries may be submitted from 11 September 2017 – 6 January 2018. Entries will be judged on four elements: creativity, innovation, feasibility, and scalability. Submissions must include a clear, detailed proposal describing how the innovative idea will solve your travel moment challenge. Entries will be greatly enhanced with the inclusion of images, videos, a detailed roadmap, financials, wireframes and/or any other supporting documents to better illustrate the idea.

All entries must be submitted with a short description (which may be made public), in addition to a detailed description and supporting documents (which will only be accessible by the judging committee). It is important to note that the teams will retain copyright of their ideas.

Entries will be judged on four elements: creativity, innovation, feasibility, and scalability. All entries must relate to a travel moment and discuss in detail how that it can be improved. The idea can be hardware, software, or anything in between.

Submissions must include a short description (which may be made public), in addition to a clear, detailed proposal describing how the innovative idea will improve one of these moments. Entries will be greatly enhanced with the inclusion of images, videos, a detailed roadmap, financials, wireframes and/or any other supporting documents to better illustrate the idea.

Yes. Your entry can be saved using the “save” button. When you are ready to submit, click the “submit” button. Please note that once your entry has been submitted, you cannot edit the contents.

There is no limit to the number of entries a team can make. However, each idea must be submitted as a separate entry.

No, all ideas are identified by the individual’s user name. This is necessary so that reviewers can provide feedback or seek further input. As such, it is important that all entrants and teams use good judgment when submitting ideas.

Yes, you can submit as an individual and choose up to 5 team members. However, one individual must be designated as the official entrant. Prizes will be awarded to the official entrant of the group. There will be a field to include the names and job roles of those involved in the creation of the idea as you are entering the idea description.

We anticipate this programme to receive one class of participants every 6 months.

The judges will be comprised of top leadership at the Emirates Group, GE, and Etisalat Digital.

Intelak is working with an external website developer to manage the submission and evaluation process to ensure confidentiality and impartiality.

Click on the chat button on any page to start a conversation today.

Yes. Please carefully review the Terms & Conditions of this challenge for details.

Teams chosen to attend the 1-week boot camp will be announced on 13 January 2018, and winners of the boot camp who will be enrolled in Intelak will be announced on 30 January 2018. Winners will be notified prior to the public announcement, and will be required to participate fully in communications activities brought forward by the co-founders.

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