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Will the Gulf be the next leader in FoodTech?

The food business is worth nearly $9 trillion, and while its criticality to the global economy is clear, its wider impact on the Gulf region is less well understood. Big food is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation, and as diets have evolved, fast food has been a major factor in the … Continued

Six startups shaping the future of Bahrain’s digital economy during COVID-19

With millions self-isolating around the world during the current global health crisis, it is startups that are leading the way when it comes to meeting the needs of users in the comfort (and quarantine) of their own homes. Whether for making deliveries of essential groceries, enabling continued access to government services or simply offering things … Continued

AWS Summit Bahrain showcases gender progress and digital transformation

The Amazon Web Services Summit brings together the cloud computing community to connect and learn about AWS solutions. This week’s AWS Summit in Bahrain was the perfect demonstration of the Kingdom’s commitment to strong public-private sector partnerships as well as their achievements in the tech industry.  As part of the Bahrain Tech Week event, thousands … Continued

Lesser-Known Best Countries for Starting a Business

No matter where in the world you decide to do it, starting a business can be a difficult challenge. So many factors can contribute to a company’s success and failure, some of which are outside of your control. However, you can choose where you decide to start your business, and choosing the right country can … Continued

How FinTech can help break down barriers

How can challenging traditional business models and offering greater choice help break down barriers in FinTech? Our very own Dalal Buhejji, Senior Manager of Financial Services, shares her thoughts.

Producing tech world-beaters starts with getting the basics right

Getting to a point where home-grown technology companies can scale to be a global force is not easy. But it’s essential that this is our goal in the Middle East. So how can we make it happen?

Co-innovation: Bahrain’s proactive path to enhance FinTech’s foothold in the Gulf

As the most established financial centre in the Gulf region, Bahrain continues to play an active role in what the future of finance will look like throughout the GCC. For years we laid a foundation to ensure a welcoming environment for financial sector institutions to take root and expand from the Kingdom. And take root they did – to the tune of around 400 that now call Bahrain a major base of operation.

Bahrain in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Getting digital globalisation right

For those who do get it right, digitalisation will be a huge force for prosperity – in the Middle East and elsewhere. According to a report from WEF itself, between 2016 and 2025 digitalisation could create up to six million jobs worldwide in the electricity and logistics sectors alone. So what is Bahrain doing to get digital globalisation right?

Bahrain Tech Week: Strategic support for technopreneurs

Technology-led innovation is disrupting economies around the world, and here in the GCC it’s a central pillar of the radical economic transformation that is creating exciting new opportunities across the region.

Creating the Right Conditions for Competitiveness

Bahrain has long been known as a regional pioneer in building and sustaining a robust and future-ready economy.