The US landscape of innovation has been dominated by places like Silicon Valley-corrdors of spatially isolated corporate campuses, accessible only by car and with little emphasis on quality of life.

A new urban model is emerging, giving rise to ‘innovation districts’, geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators.

Value for Dubai

Several districts of that caliber exist within Dubai, and can be capitalised on to encourage more smart services.