SatSure wins USD 10,000 at startAD’s Venture Launchpad

SatSure with CEO of IMKAN Walid El Hindi at startAD, NYU Abu Dhabi.

SatSure integrates trends derived from satellite imagery with public datasets to develop decision making insights for planning and monitoring assets

Press Release

SatSure, a geospatial data analytics company which leverages advances in satellites, machine learning, and big data analytics, has won the IMKAN Innovation Award worth USD 10,000 at startAD’s Venture Launchpad.

Organized by startAD, the Abu Dhabi based global accelerator powered by Tamkeen, the 10-day Venture Launchpad sprint accelerator helps local corporations innovate through global tech startups. It also supports startups to validate their business model and enter the UAE market through pilot projects (PoCs) with leading local corporations.

This edition of Venture Launchpad focused on the construction and real-estate management industries. Partners included IMKAN, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM).

Global startups at startAD's Venture Launchpad

“With the construction industry contributing 8.4 percent to the UAE’s GDP, it has become a priority for government and private sectors alike. This can partially be attributed to the country’s ambitions in achieving smart cities that enable a greater opportunity for businesses, enhanced citizen engagement, and economic development. Venture Launchpad supports these goals by further strengthening local leaders in the construction space with cutting-edge technology solutions to advance the sector. My congratulations to SatSure, whose concept of leveraging advances in satellite remote sensing, machine learning, and big data analytics, has the potential to address a number of challenges currently facing the industry.”

Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship at NYUAD, and Managing Director of startAD Ramesh Jagannathan

This cohort brought together 11 startups from eight countries with solutions relevant to the UAE in predictive maintenance, autonomous building management systems, geospatial data analytics for urban space planning and management, proximity intelligence for user experience improvement, and products for sustainable modular housing.


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