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Ventures & SMEs

Ventures and SMEs segment mainly focuses funding the development of technologies with local and international companies to enable UAE private sector SMEs in return for IP rights or equity

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MECHANISM & APPROACH

VENTURE DEBT AND LEASING

  • Provides loans to UAE-based Defense and Security SMEs for the expansion of their operations and development of their capabilities.
  • Provides incentives to UAE SMEs through attractive facilities and leasing rates.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

  • Funds the technology development activities or acquires IP of local and international entities.

HIGH LEVEL CRITERIA

SECTOR

Defense & Security including dual-use technology

FINANCIAL

Market demand and sustainable business plan

TRACK RECORD

Relevant operational and technical experience

TARGET COMPANY

  • 51%
    of local ownership
  • UAE based
  • SME with maximum annual revenue of AED 300 Million

VALUE ADD IN UAE THROUGH

  • Emiratisation
  • Localization of supply chain, integration, assembly, design and development

PORTFOLIO

Al Marakeb Boats Manufacturing

Tawazun Defense and Security Development Fund invested into Al Marakeb Boats Manufacturing in return for equity and IP ownership. The investment contributed towards the development of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV), including a multi-mission USV.

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