Orange Business Services opens Dubai ‘innovation hub’

Orange Business Services opens Dubai ‘innovation hub’
The opening ceremony was attended by, among others, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of DSOA and Thierry Bonhomme, CEO of Orange Business Services.
Published: 10 April 2018 - 11:15 a.m.
By: David Ndichu

Orange Business Services has opened a new Middle East ‘innovation hub’ and regional business headquarters at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO).

The new facility includes a solutions showroom and a demonstration segment that showcases Orange Business Services’ smart solutions portfolio and capabilities. The space is designed to encourage collaboration and creativity.  

Orange chose DSO as its regional hub because of its commitment to innovation and the strength of its business and start-up ecosystem, said Thierry Bonhomme, CEO, Orange Business Services. “Our global innovation ecosystem now extends from Silicon Valley to Dubai Silicon Oasis, from where we will support the work of our dedicated smart cities teams across the region,” he added.

Orange is one of six partners and co-sponsors of the Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA), which was launched by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in 2017 and operated by startupbootcamp to boost start-ups with mentorship, product modelling, and preparation for go to market.

Orange leverages the scale of a global enterprise and a leading innovator with a global team of 3,800 researchers and holding 8,500 patents, to incubate its own internal start-up businesses. The company runs its own annual, global incubator/accelerator programme, complementing the network of Orange Innovation Labs, with 15 R&D centres, Explocentres and Technocentres across the world.

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