Happening soon: Industrial SMEs invited to apply to 'Make it in the Emirates' training programme

Happening soon: Industrial SMEs invited to apply to 'Make it in the Emirates' training programme 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub

The programme, dubbed Access SMEs, will explore topics such as Supply Chain Design, Manufacturing and Environmental Sustainability, and more.

The Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology is accepting applications for the Access SMEs programme, a free-of-charge English-language training course for industrial SMEs, which falls within the scope of the new public-private Make it in the Emirates initiative.

The Access SMEs programme and the wider Make it in the Emirates SMEs Lab are both in line with Operation 300bn, the Ministry’s 10-year national strategy that aims to empower and expand the industrial sector to become a key driver of the UAE economy.

About the program


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The Access SMEs training modules have been developed by Procter & Gamble, and are designed to develop core capabilities in areas such as operations, quality, supply chain, sourcing, marketing, sales and finance and accounting, as well as providing companies with the tools to access local, regional, and global markets.

The programme will take place over 3 weeks, meeting twice a week for 3-4 hours. A new topic will be covered during each day.

Meetings will be held in Dubai, at the P&G I-Dubai Innovation Centre in Emirates Towers. Meeting dates will be disclosed soon. 

The deadline to apply is December 14th. You can apply here.

How can you additionally benefit from the Make it in the Emirates initiative?

Through a partnership between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technologies (MoIAT) and Emirates Development Bank (EDB), industrial investors, innovators and entrepreneurs can receive significant financial and advisory support from EDB. 

The bank is the financial driver of Operation 300Bn and provides a wide variety of services to industrial players. Services include financing advanced technology and equipment, sponsoring machinery and equipment upgrades, especially those involving Fourth Industrial Revolution (I4.0) applications, as well as green finance, business expansion, structured financing and capital investment, feasibility studies and business incubators.

MoIAT has designed a personalised experience that enables you to identify ways in which it can help you achieve your goals and aspirations. Fill out the form linked here and send it to investments@moiat.gov.ae.

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