Founded in 1988, the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is the UAE’s largest applied higher educational institution, and the nation’s first approved university economic free zone, empowering it to graduate companies in alignment with the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership.
The HCT InnCuVation Spaces (in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, and Sharjah campuses), inaugurated in March 2019, are high-tech innovation and entrepreneurial incubators supporting students and faculty in undertaking innovative and entrepreneurial ventures. The name “InnCuVation Space” itself expresses the breadth of activities that take place in such centers - Innovation, Incubation, and Venturing.
The HCT InnCuVation Spaces provide few essential areas of support to startups: Design & Media, Programming & Computing, Intelligence Augmentation, Fabrication; Co-working Space and Office & Lab/Workshop Space.
Most recently, the InnCuVation Spaces’ capabilities have been strengthened, with a “hub-and-spoke” model being developed to expand the range of services. Office and co-working spaces will be provided to startups at the 14 HCT campuses, where a centralized “Fablab”, providing 3D printing/CNC, fast prototyping, electronics and media production, will support the startup needs across the HCT campuses through the existing InnCuVation Spaces.