Mobile learning service Funzi which makes education accessible to everyone – for free for the end users is set to participate in the second batch of the Dubai Future Accelerators, a 9-week government-supported accelerator with the mission to imagine, design, and create the future.

For Funzi, the DFA program will help it work with the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority to help create an efficient education ecosystem as well as create a commercially sustainable ecosystem to support its Gulf Cooperation Council and MENA operations.

“We are looking forward to forging partnerships especially with and through the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of the Dubai Government and growing our presence in the Middle East. Funzi is thrilled to take this amazing opportunity to accelerate our growth with leading experts in the DFA program,”said CEO of Funzi, Tero Salonen.

Funzi will be among the 35 participants that will be paired with top companies and cutting-edge entrepreneurs with powerful partners in Dubai to create breakthrough solutions for the future.

The Dubai Future Accelerators, is an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the program explores and develops the technologies of the future and employs them to resolve the challenges of the 21st century.

The program aims to create a global platform to attract the brightest minds from around the world to find creative solutions for the challenges of the future and implement them in the city of Dubai. The inaugural program, which finished in December 2016, created $33m in commercial partnerships and pilot programs.

“For those with vision and drive to face the challenges of the future and create innovative solutions, we have launched the Dubai Future Accelerators,” said H.E. Abdulla bin Touq, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation. “We warmly welcome this next round of companies to work with our leading government bodies and to use our city as a living testbed for new technologies.”