About Us

AIEN is an NGO affiliated with the ITU that aims to develop and share cross expertise between business incubator managers and incubation stakeholders in the Arab region. Unifying efforts of the ecosystems in the fields of Science and Technology and applying the best suitable and localized practices in the Arab region. 

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Our Vision

We are building a leading regional network aspiring to connect, nurture and grow the value-driven Arab Regional innovation ecosystem.

Our Mission

  • Providing a platform for knowledge sharing, co-creation and engagement
  • Supporting business incubation and acceleration 
  • Providing smart networking support
  • Supporting internationalisation of SMEs
  • Leading innovation to sustainable growth and creation new opportunities for the entrepreneurs in the Arab region.

Sharing Is Caring

AIEN has the aim of developing and sharing expertise between business incubator managers and innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the Arab region.
The Arab Innovation & Entrepreneurship Network (AIEN) aims to unify efforts of the innovation ecosystems, and apply the best suitable and localized practices in the region.

Our Objectives


 Establishing joint ventures between the Arab countries in addition to spreading the knowledge and exchanging experiences between them in the entrepreneurship field.


Promoting entrepreneurships and start-ups in the Arab region


Building skills and competence in establishing and running incubators and technology parks in the Arab World


 Developing cooperation between innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the Arab region.


Developing cooperation and exchange of expertise with similar networks at regional and international levels.


 Introducing members at the regional and international levels.


Raising awareness of decision-makers in the Arab countries with regards to the role of innovation in economic development. 

The international cooperation

The president of AIEN, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia, and ITU, signed a cooperation agreement to support AIEN in achieving its goals.
This cooperation agreement is implemented in projects:

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Online Presence 

Presenting AIEN and its services through utilizing latest online technologies and trends, while paving the way to all targeted AIEN beneficiaries to profit from its services in the easiest way possible. 


Expanding a business in a new country has never been an easy task, and we provide support with experts from the network to start-ups that would like to start this adventure.
Creating an internationalization service between Arab countries, where AIEN members (incubators and accelerators) offer companies easy and practical solutions from "smart take-off" to "soft landing," ensure that businesses entering or expanding into new markets are introduced to the country’s business practices, culture, and opportunities more effectively.



Building and strengthening the capacity of Arab countries’ incubators and Techno Parks by providing high level training to entrepreneurs and managers of support structures. This involves building personalized content and developing pieces of training for incubator and accelerator officers in addition to entrepreneurs.