The Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy’s metaverse academy has received over 150 applications from startups. The UAE accounted for nearly 67% of these, with the remaining 33% coming from India, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Dubai Chamber for Digital Economy has received over 153 applications from over 27 countries for the Future of the Digital Economy: Business in the Metaverse Academy, a specialized training program that provides digital startups with the tools and practical know-how to build in the metaverse.
According to the Dubai Chamber, over 67% of the applications were from startups in the UAE, with the remainder coming from India, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Thirty of these 30 startups will be chosen to attend the academy. In collaboration with the SEE Institute, the program has been launched.
The training will take place from December 5th to 14th, 2022, and will include four sessions covering topics such as blockchain, Web3 technologies, and NFTs. The emphasis will also be on how these practices can pave the way for a more sustainable society.
“We are encouraged by the high level of interest in this initiative, which reflects growing business interest in the metaverse and confidence in Dubai as a digital economy hub,” said Khalid Al Jarwan, Executive Director of the Dubai Chamber for Digital Economy, in a statement.
He went on to say that the academy’s goal is to help the DCC capitalize on new opportunities arising from increased digitalization and the expansion of Fourth Industrial Revolution technology across all business sectors.
Enrolled startups would have access to mentorship support in Dubai as well as free sustainable co-working space, as well as speaking opportunities at the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy’s biggest events in 2023.
Source : yourstory