The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, KFED, in coordination and cooperation with Dubai SME, showcased 10 innovative Emirati projects at the Small and Medium Enterprises Exhibition, SME Expo, organised by the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and Projects.
The expo was held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center under the patronage of Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of Small and Medium Enterprises Council.
Mouza Al Nasri, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Khalifa Fund, said, “This year, we showcased five successful projects done by our nationals and supported by the fund. These projects cover different sectors, including education, ICT, electronic protection services, advertising, and many more.”
Among the five projects owned by Emirati entrepreneurs, supported by KFED, and featured in this year’s SME Expo, was one by Marwa Al Mansoori, who created an innovative app for the aesthetic and medical cosmetology industry called “Malena App”. It is touted as the first online destination for people who are looking for aesthetic services and trusted plastic surgeons. This app connects customers and medical service providers on a transparent and well-managed platform.
Another KFED-supported project, Tarkeeb, is a telecommunications company. In cooperation with its strategic partners and through its strong infrastructure and renewable resources, the project aims to provide cabling, systems integration and maintenance services across the UAE.
The “Tip top” project owned by Fatima Al Mansoori is a full-service advertising and events solutions company that offers a range of services, including event management, advertising, social media marketing, graphic design, 3D design, and event furniture rental.
The “Montessori Children’s Garden Nursery” was founded by Marwa Al Qubaisi and inspired by the late Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian educator, philosopher, and volunteer who has given her life to developing a clear learning philosophy that puts a child’s welfare at the centre of her concerns and key goals.
“Cyber Gate” developed by Mohamed Al Harsoosi is a solution provider for a full range of computer security services, including problem identification, protection, detection, response, and treatment. The company aims to provide electronic space security services to protect and secure the full electronic transactions of customers.
Dubai SME’s participation at SME Expo 2019 also featured several leading local businesses from various sectors. One of them was ‘Dr. Deena Al Qedrah Medical Centre’, established by Dr. Deena, the first medical centre of its kind that conducts blood vessel surgery using the latest medical devices.
“Barrel Energy”, a leading fuel transportation and distribution company in Dubai is the project of Mohamed Ahmed Belhoul. It provides petroleum products distribution, logistics transport and emergency response services to the transport sector such as industrial trucking, contracting, shipping, energy, chemicals, communications and government services of any size or complexity anywhere in the UAE.
“Interlace Technologies”, owned by Youssef Abdullah Ahmed, is the third project supported by Dubai SME. It is specialized in providing smart and sustainable engineering services as well as alternative energy solutions that offer a quick return on investments.
Dubai SME also showcased “Hayat Institute”, another SME project founded by Marwan Ali. The company provides training courses and consultancy on health and food security, as well as first aid and medical training for specialists.
Finally, the “GRG Business Centre” owned by Fatima Ali Al Hammoudi offers a variety of services including fully-furnished offices and large VIP offices. The company helps start-ups secure licences and facilitate administrative services, such as clearing transactions.