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Skill Up Academy

Developing Entrepreneurial Skills Through Educational Initiatives

The Skill Up Academy highlights the UAE’s endeavour to attract young talents to the country and boost its position as a leading global destination for entrepreneurship. The business leadership academy, which is one of the most extensive partnerships between the government and the private sector, consists of major programmes that will be implemented in cooperation with various relevant entities. It aims to equip the UAE population with the necessary entrepreneurial skills and mindset through a broad range of educational programmes, initiatives, and learning opportunities that enable the country’s citizens and residents to pursue entrepreneurship and establish their business, ultimately contributing to the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE, and promoting the competitiveness and diversification of the local economy.

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Key Functions of

Skill Up Academy

  • Builds and nurtures the entrepreneurial skills and mindset
  • Helps identify young business talents and encourage them to be future entrepreneurs in the UAE
  • Provides knowledge and training on entrepreneurship to increase competitiveness
  • Connects young entrepreneurs to accelerator programs to provide business support & enable growth
  • Empowers aspiring entrepreneurs in every step of their journey
  • Makes the UAE a global destination for young entrepreneurs
  • Offers opportunities for next generation of entrepreneurs to hone & strengthen their capabilities
  • Provides hands-on experiences in an actual entrepreneurial environment through internships
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Educational programmes delivered by the Skill Up Academy

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
and Award programme

It is a virtual competition and a bootcamp focused on developing an entrepreneurial mindset in university students, and awards selected individuals with enabling prizes to start their own business.

The K-12

It is a project-based entrepreneurship education programme for K-12 students that offers an engaging learning environment to enrich their knowledge on how to start and operate their own business.

Fellowship Programme

It is a year-long education programme for recent graduates to enable them to start their own business. It aims at solving unemployment through self-employment.

The Entrepreneurship Internship Programme

It places university students and job seekers at entities that support start-ups and SMEs (for example, the Khalifa Fund) to provide exposure to the entrepreneurial environment.

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