Sustainability Partner

Masdar is a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. Over the last decade, they have pioneered commercially viable solutions in clean energy, sustainable real estate and clean technology in the UAE and around the world.

Start-up Acceleration Partner

Catalyst is a Masdar and BP jointly organised, startup technology accelerator based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. With a clear vision to help build a robust startup ecosystem focused on sustainability in Abu Dhabi, Catalyst supports innovative seed ideas with startup value that are focused on using technology to make our world more sustainable.


Al Dahra is a prominent multinational leader in agribusiness, specialising in the cultivation, production and trading of animal feed and essential food commodities and end-to-end supply chain management.

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi) is the result of a partnership between New York University (NYU) and the government of Abu Dhabi. It is a four-year, degree-granting liberal arts university that embodies the values of both NYU and Abu Dhabi. NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges.


Padang & Co is the Open Innovation company that catalyses innovation with large corporations, government, startups, and communities to solve big problems and develop opportunities. We nurture communities of interest, and match technology startups with corporations to co-create solutions in ways that are faster and more agile. In doing so, we drive sustainable growth and create a positive impact on people, planet, and prosperity.