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Khalifa Innovation Centre

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sandooq Al Watan (National Fund) is an endowment fund established by the UAE and its local businessmen who aim to give back to the community. Gensler was excited about National Fund’s initiative to help design the first incubator and accelerator space in Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Innovation Centre (KIC). KIC was designed to be a creative hub with flexible spaces to help young entrepreneurs and students at the Khalifa University develop their connections and passion for their career. Since its completion, the KIC has become a local space for innovation, youth activities, and events. The center’s design and overall feel has received the highest praise from Abu Dhabi’s leading figures and has elevated Sandooq Al Watan’s reputation for delivering high impact projects.