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How digital technology is powering a new era of smart manufacturing

Throughout the ongoing health crisis, digital solutions such as decentralised manufacturing, safer factories, remote monitoring and localised distribution have contributed to the continued global flow of consumer goods. But far from merely causing logistical disruption on the ground, COVID-19 has shaken up the whole manufacturing industry – and has become a catalyst for firms to … Continued

Regional transformation will accelerate and consolidate in 2020

The year 2019 was a year marked by uncertainty, like 2017 and 2018 before it. While markets remained largely settled, many predicted a slide that has so far yet to manifest. These predictions were based on many things; trade disputes that cast a shadow over free trade, subtle shifts in geo-political alliances that were hard … Continued

The Power of the Network: fostering innovation

Last week a group of some 50 investors, entrepreneurs, VCs and academics convened in the Kingdom of Bahrain. All were Kauffman Fellows, a network that spans 46 countries around the globe, representing well over 500 venture firms and organisations. Over a series of engaging panel discussions, key figures from Bahrain’s thriving FinTech ecosystem shared their … Continued

Another successful quarter for Team Bahrain partners with new launches and major expansions

From technology to F&B concepts, meet some of the new names making their entry to Bahrain – helping build on the strong momentum we’ve experienced in the first quarter of 2019.

A successful quarter for Team Bahrain partners

From technology to F&B concepts, meet some of the new names making their entry to Bahrain – helping build on the strong momentum we’ve experienced in the first quarter of 2019.

Innovating across a nation – a testbed for the future

With Bahrain soon to become one of the first countries in the world to offer commercial 5G services in June this year, we are at the forefront of innovation – not just in pockets or special zones, but spread across our entire country.

Property – the next frontier in digital disruption

With big property players waking up to the potential of technological disruption on their businesses, it has been smaller, more nimble competitors who have led the change. One such disruptor is Estater, makers of a PropTech app which celebrated its entry into Bahrain.

Meet our new Team Bahrain partners

From technology to F&B concepts, meet some of the new names making their entry to Bahrain – helping build on the strong momentum we’ve experienced in the first quarter of 2019.

What businesses can learn from Formula One

In 1960, the Formula One World Championship was ten years old. The drivers included a few veteran racers and plenty of youngsters yet to make their names. The cars were beautiful but primitive, their pilots fearless, the dangers enormous. When, that season, the organisers of Formula One decided to give the point for fastest lap … Continued

Why start a business in Bahrain?

When we speak to investors, one of the first questions we get asked is how they can access the GCC market. Our role at the EDB goes far beyond investment promotion – we help businesses throughout the setup process and beyond. Our aim is to help identify and connect sector-specific opportunities with the GCC market – so we work with entities across the public and private sector to help achieve this.