Dubai, February 22, 2022 – It was a pleasure for MBRIF to be a part of yet another successful edition of the STEP Conference from the Feb 21st – 22nd at Dubai Internet City. It was great to see continued interest from innovators and changemakers from across the region and the world throng to the MBRIF stand at STEP Conference 2023 to learn more about the Innovation Accelerator & Guarantee Scheme programs, interact with cohort members and core MBRIF team members as well. Some of MBRIF’s Alumni and current cohort members like – MyUnipath, Reedz, Lune, Dardoc, Sav, Verofax and Skillplay were also present at the conference to present their products, solutions and interact with potential applicants to the program. Another key highlight for MBRIF from STEP 2023 was the Panel Discussion titled ‘’Harnessing Technology for a Greener Tomorrow Through Innovation’’. The session was moderated by Shaker Zainal, Chief mSMEs Officer, Emirates Development Bank (EDB) and Head of MBRIF. Philipp Caspers-Pabst (Senior Associate at Dubai Future District Fund), Morgan Eldred (Founder and Director of Ventures at Digital Energy), Wassim Merheby (Co-Founder and CEO of Verofax) and Steve Severance (Director of Growth at Masdar City) rounded up the esteemed panel.What ensued was a fascinating discussion about UAE’s aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, if renewables can solely lead on the road to sustainability and the role of startups in developing solutions and new technologies that can accelerate the energy transition.