UAE is Giving $100,000 in Grants to Pakistani Startups

Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi is bringing a mega opportunity for young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs. The program is part of the EXPO 2020 initiative that the UAE government has launched for its technological revolution.

If you believe you have that spark to change the world and your business can make a difference out there, do apply for the program. The is one of the biggest opportunities for Pakistani entrepreneurs looking for financial aid and necessary moral support.

Details About the Program

As mentioned earlier, the program has been launched under the EXPO 2020 Initiative of the UAE government. The selected candidates will be award a grant of up to $100,000 under the same initiative.

The embassy is looking for businesses that focus on addressing the present world’s challenges. This may include issues related to;

  • education,
  • poverty,
  • governance,
  • health,
  • employment,
  • logistics,
  • financial capital,
  • digital connectivity, and
  • green growth etc.


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The announcement by the embassy reads;

We are looking for young Pakistani Entrepreneurs/Startups who have developed some innovative product/idea which has social utility and could be scaled up locally as well as globally to address today’s challenges related to education, governance, poverty, health, logistics, financial capital, employment, digital connectivity and green growth etc.

The focus areas for the financing under the project will be “Opportunity”, “Mobility”, and “Sustainability”.

Wh0 Can Apply?

The program is open to problem solvers from around the world ranging from social entrepreneurs, SMEs, non-for-profit organizations, and government-related entities. Applicants will be able to submit one application per grant application cycle.

How to Apply?

You can register for the program on Expo Live ePortal directly. The applicants will register online and submit a short abstract of their projects. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to submit a full project proposal.

In case of any difficulty or clarification, feel free to contact Commercial Section, Embassy of Pakistan via e-mail: [email protected]


The deadline for submission of next round of applications is September 2018.

You can find the complete details about the project on this link.

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