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Arab Innovation Network (AIN)

Arab Innovation Network (AIN)

Originally a society founded in the University of Cambridge, the Arab Innovation Network (AIN) is a not-for-profit youth driven innovation network focused on the Arab region. AIN acts as a platform for Arab youth to explore problems and develop solutions for major regional challenges in healthcare and life sciences, the environment and engineering. Alongside oil and gas, the Arab countries’ major export is human capital. The Arab Knowledge Report (2012) highlights that the region’s performance in innovation is the lowest in the Arab knowledge status; this is mainly due to the lack of funding, acknowledgement of innovators and incentives, and ongoing obstacles to protecting patents and launching products. Here is where AIN plays to fill these voids by incentivising the Arab youth towards innovation through the collaboration of universities, corporations and not-for-profits to exploit knowledge towards meeting the region’s challenges and market needs.



To be the leading network in fostering innovation in the Arab world.



  • Encourage industry-relevant innovation, by working directly with industrial partners to set challenges for youth to address
  •  Provide a unique transition for youth from university to employment, by working with partners to offer internships, networking opportunities, and training.



Our five core values give us the principles that ensure we deliver our services in a way that is consistent with our philosophy. They are:


  •  Respect
  •  Excellence
  •  One team
  •  Courage
  •  Listening, learning and adapting


The Arab Innovation Network is a registered charity in England & Wales - Charity No. 1155087.AIN is not affiliated to any government, religion or political party. It is an independent not-for-profit organisation reliant on voluntary work and donations to sustain its activities.

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