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Scale Up 3 - a step towards sustainable real estate.

Win commercial deals and access to incentives for your startup to build a smarter, greener, and safer real estate industry in the UAE.

With the growing need for sustainable practices globally, the real estate industry has shifted priorities to reduce its carbon footprint.

It's a golden opportunity for PropTech Scale Ups to support key decision makers in decarbonizing buildings and creating more sustainable practices in the real estate industry.

As we approach the era of Proptech 4.0, we will not only build on the successive foundations of previous iterations, but we will also see much more emphasis from investors, developers, and startups across all proptech subsegments on curbing emissions and conserving materials.

Welcome to Aldar Scale Up 3.0

Through a 4-week equity-free accelerator, we promise to provide global proptech startups with a gateway to real opportunities, guidance, and networks for succeeding in the UAE.

This will be achieved through commercial deals & incentives with Aldar, Provis, Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), and other market leaders in the region, for startups that get successfully accepted into the program.

Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for updates on our social media channels.

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Our Partners

Focus Areas


Sustainable Utilities Consumption

Explore practical, sustainable avenues to reduce utility consumption.


Enhanced Customer Experience

Improve response time and follow through significantly to enhance customer experience. Implement effective interactions, and reward loyal customers.


Smart Facility Management services

Benefit from economies of scale while adapting smart technologies to reduce charges to customers.


Safer communities

Implement smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to improve efficiencies and to build a safer community for residents and visitors alike.

Why apply

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Scale in the UAE

Secure commercial projects with leading industry players Aldar and Provis

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Increase opportunities in UAE

Access subsidized office space/housing at Aldar’s Cloud Living spaces during the project execution phase.

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Become a startAD alumni

Get inducted into startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global startup accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi & receive alumni benefits such as software discounts, talent, and network access.


Tech startups with solutions that can address the focus areas highlighted above.


Startups with a demonstrated track record of piloting with corporates of a similar size/nature of Aldar.


Startups that have proven ability to scale such as having raised series A or B rounds of funding, and with suitable team size (6+).


Startups that are generating revenue and have healthy financial projections.


Startups that have ambitions to create a base of operations in the UAE (if not based in the UAE already).


Startups having the potential to impact (commitment to creating a sustainable future).

The Startup’s Journey

Apply: Oct 27, 2022 - Jan 15, 2023

Complete and submit the application form before the deadline.

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Interview: On a rolling basis

You will be invited for a virtual interview if your application is found to be a good fit for the program.

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Final Cohort selection: January 19, 2023

After the interview assessments, you will be invited to join this year’s cohort if your startup is one of the 10 to be accepted into the program.

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Innovation Champion Workshops

Jan - Feb 2023.
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Sprint Accelerator: Jan 30 - Feb 24, 2023

You will go through a 4-week virtual training program, and receive feedback on your pilot proposal.

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Virtual pitch Day

Feb 27, 2023

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Pitch Day in Dubai (shortlisted startups): March 16, 2023.

You will present your proposal to a panel of Aldar, Provis, & RERA’s business leaders where you will be selected to move to the next stage if your startup is one of the top proposals.

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Advanced pilot discussions: March 17 - May 24, 2023

You will have onboarding discussions with Aldar, Provis, & RERA’s business units for the pilot projects.

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Post-program pilot coaching: 2 weeks

If you are selected for a pilot with Aldar or Provis, you will be provided with post-program coaching and support to help you launch it.

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Some of the Previous Winners 



UK-based startup offering property software solutions through an innovative digital platform, with focus on operational efficiencies, estate optimisation and indoor air quality.

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LlamaZOO's SBI platform enables Enterprises to create real-time digital twins of places, spaces, and things, accelerating the time value and decreasing cost and inefficiencies of their assets through data driven analysis, visualization and virtual remote collaboration.

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GeoTwin is an advanced computing and research startup that operates a SaaS platform called 'Human-Centred Urban and Market Intelligence Platform' and offers a low-risk and cost-efficient way for organizations to test and evaluate strategies and investments in a high-fidelity digital-twin environment.

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The AR outdoor media company, codifying and monetising property digital rights in the metaverse.

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Scale Up in the media

Aldar Properties to tap into Europe’s PropTech network

Aldar’s investment into Fifth Wall’s European Real Estate Technology Fund makes it the first limited partner from the MENA region to invest in the fund

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Five tech startups awarded pilot contracts through Aldar's Scale Up program

ldar Properties announced today that five tech startups have been awarded pilot projects as part the second cycle of its equity-free accelerator programme, Scale Up, alongside strategic partner Majid Al Futtaim Communities.

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Infrastructure is set to “lead economic recovery” if digitised

Aldar Properties outlines how it has made a conscious switch towards digital and virtual experiences, unlocking a “competitive edge”

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Aldar picks first start-ups to develop the UAE’s PropTech ambitions

Abu Dhabi developer picks German, Finnish and British firms to participate in Aldar Scale Up accelerator programme

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Abu Dhabi's Aldar chooses three PropTech start-ups for its accelerator programme

Companies chosen for first iteration of Scale Up are Germany's Envio, Finland's GBuilder and the UK's Metrikus

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Working with startups “paramount” to stay ahead of the curve: Aldar

Properties recently selected three PropTech startups for its Aldar Scale Up programme, in partnership with startAD

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