Lloyd’s, the world’s leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and speciality risk solutions, has announced a partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) to facilitate holistic growth opportunities for Dubai-based Insurtech start-ups and entrepreneurs.
The Memorandum of Understanding signals a joint ambition to develop a Dubai Insurtech Enablement Platform to enable start-ups and entrepreneurs to create innovative tech-based insurance solutions and products covering various sectors from autonomous vehicles to the transition to net zero.
Lloyds will collaborate with DET based upon its experience of setting up the Lloyd’s Lab and supporting the development of InsurTechs through the accelerator. The future partnership will also give members of the Lloyd’s Lab program access to bespoke business facilitation support to setup in and expand operations throughout Dubai.
As part of the program, Lloyd’s will encourage the applications of Dubai-based InsurTechs to the Lloyd’s Lab – an award-winning space dedicated to accelerating and fostering new products and solutions for Lloyd’s customers around the world. Successful applicants will benefit from mentorship, networking, commercial product testing and potential investment opportunities through the Lab’s direct access to the London Market.
In turn, DET will build on Dubai’s existing talent base and pool of new business to support start-ups that are part of the new international program with the introduction of their products and expansion of their InsurTech operations in the UK and beyond.