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Global call for metaverse experience co-creation opportunities with Emirates NBD

Programme completed

Applications open for submissions

We are partnering with Emirates NBD in launching a global campaign calling for applications from leading FinTechs, digital experience startups and emerging technology players operating across the metaverse landscape to enhance our immersion in the virtual world.

Emirates NBD are exploring new technologies in the web 3.0 world to expand their digital footprint and create immersive experiences in the metaverse for Emirates NBD customers across various personas.

Are you willing to reimagine and shape the financial services for Metaverse using Extend Reality? We look forward to your application in this exciting programme.

Opportunity Areas

Through this cohort, DIFC FinTech Hive is looking to accelerate and match Emirates NBD with leading global start-ups offering unique propositions across 3 key themes: 

1.      How might Emirates NBD build the technology stack to facilitate the shift from 2D to 3D for today and the metaverse to provide customers with more engaging experiences?

2.      How might Emirates NBD boost engagement on existing channels to provide more immersive experiences for their customers and create virtual worlds to attract personas active in the metaverse?

3.      How might Emirates NBD securely enable the required web 3.0 decentralized payment infrastructure for users to create, monetize, buy & sell digital assets & services?


Over a 10-week acceleration program, the DIFC Fintech Hive will evaluate and match Emirates NBD with leading start-ups offering unique propositions on the value creation, experience and technology stack required for the metaverse. This will culminate in a demo day at GITEX where the shortlisted participants will pitch their solutions for an opportunity to co-create engaging experiences for Emirates NBD customers in the new reality.



Programme eligibility

Demonstrate working solution which is in use by at least 3 partners
Highlight the opportunity for Emirates NBD to engage customers in the Metaverse
Nominate 1-2 members of your Senior Team (e.g. Founder/ CEO/ CTO) as representatives
Pitch your solution with a demo to Emirates NBD on the metaverse

Programme Timeline

Applications open
Programme kick-off
Demo Day
  • Applications open: Aug 11th
  • Submissions close: Sept 2nd
  • FinTechs evaluation: Sept 2nd – 23rd
  • FinTechs shortlist: Sept. 26th –  Oct. 5th
  • Demo day: Oct 12th


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