Geotech Innovation Program's Demo Day

Celebrating innovation in the UAE space industry

The UAE Space Agency and Krypto Labs are bringing you the region’s most exciting gathering of startups, investors and experts in space tech at the GeoTech Innovation Program’s Demo Day, which will take place on Wednesday the 11th of September at 5:30 pm. The event will showcase the talent of the GeoTech Innovation Program incubated startups: Farmin and Ayn Astra.

The GeoTech Innovation Program is a joint initiative by the UAE Space Agency and Krypto Labs to accelerate the growth of two business startups and transform their innovative ideas into commercially viable, scalable, and market-ready products, fostering an innovation and knowledge-based activity in the UAE space industry.

During the GeoTech Demo Day, the two GeoTech Innovation Program incubatees: Farmin and Ayn Astra, will pitch their innovative businesses and smart solutions in the field of satellite data processing.

Farmin, a smart artificial intelligence solution that is forecasting the future needs of agriculture.

Ayn Astra offers a land deformation monitoring platform that uses satellite data and advanced processing algorithms.

A prestigious panel of well-rounded experts in the space technology will join the GeoTech Innovation Program’s Demo Day to discuss the challenges and future opportunities of the sector in the UAE and worldwide. It will also invite top ranked participators of the GeoTech University Roadshow to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of investors, industry experts and key representatives of the public and private entities.

Wednesday 11th
of September 2019

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Krypto Labs, Masdar City,
Abu Dhabi


  • 5:30 PM: Registration and Welcome
  • 6:00 PM: Opening Speeches by the UAE Space Agency and Krypto Labs
  • 6:15 PM: Panel Discussion: Future and Challenges of Space Tech Startups in the UAE
    • Dr. Khaled Al Hashemi Director of Space Missions, Science and Technology at the UAE space Agency
    • Mr. Jassem Nasser Chief Strategy Officer at Thuraya
    • Dr. Saleh Al Hashemi Managing Director at Krypto Labs
    • Dr. Wathiq Mansoor Chair of Electrical Engineering Department and Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at University of Dubai
    • Mr. Asher Siddiqui Advisor and Head of Technology Investments at ADFG
    • Mr. Allen Herbert Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at NanoRacks LLC.
  • 7:00 PM: Farmin Pitch and Q&A
  • 7:20 PM: Ayn Astra Pitch and Q&A
  • 8:00 PM: Dinner and Networking