Hans Henrik Christensen Hans Henrik Christensen

Hans Henrik Christensen is currently serving as the director at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre(DTEC) and Silicon Oasis Founders (SOF).

In January 2015, the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) free zone launched a new initiative, dubbed DTEC.

DTEC, is home to over 700 technology start-ups, incubators, labs and accelerators, and is designed to support budding entrepreneurs.

Christensen, who has over 20 years’ experience in developing departments in organisations, is the driving force behind DTEC.

Christensen is responsible for reviewing and evaluating proposed business plans and to select the most promising ventures for funding. Part of his role is to lead initiatives such as coaching, mentoring and training of shortlisted participants to help them set up and run profitable businesses. In addition to this, he is charged with building up the incubator eco-system of partners, vital for the success of the incubator.

Within this experience, he has attracted venture capital to several start-ups, including building up a technology incubator of Siemens ICN and ICM.

Christensen is a member of the DSOA Smart City Committee and of the DSOA Dubai Islamic Economy taskforce. The Smart City concept is based on creating a new approach to managing cities of the future.

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Hans Henrik Christensen aims to structure and establish the DTEC initiative as a leading regional incubator in the technology space.

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