Al Warsha

Demystifying Innovation and Technology

Making ideas tangible – whoever and wherever they generate from

Anyone can build a smart digital system. Don’t believe us? Let us welcome you to Al Warsha – an avenue that is breaking down barriers to innovation, entrepreneurship & creativity.

Al Warsha brings you open source hardware and digital systems to ensure that you can make your idea or vision a reality irrespective of whether you are a corporate leader, a student, a tech geek, or someone who has never touched a digital device. Offered free of charge to the community, participants benefit from expertise, skills, mechanical and electronic tools, instruments and systems, and a network of innovators gearing to make a change.

A space for creativity and innovation, Al Warsha supports building hardware startups and local technology projects. It is also a vital resource for the UAE tech community to rapidly prototype concepts, gain access to relevant mentors (designers, engineers, manufacturing), and receive guidance on how to further develop a product.

As a first step, we are reopening our prototyping workshops! We have an exciting curriculum developed for you to experience using 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Microcontrollers, and Circuitry. Much more awaits, keep watching this space.

Al Warsha is back!

Who should participate?

  • Anyone interested to learn to build digital systems.
  • We are gender, age and education neutral.
  • No technical experience or background is required.
  • Curiosity towards making things is strongly encouraged.

Why participate?

  • Learn more about the fundementals of prototyping using the latest equipment and software
  • Gain fast, flexible, and effective work skills
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively with like-minded people from the UAE ecosystem
  • Practice creativity and innovation in a very fun environment
  • Build your network of enthusiasts

Learn more about the fundementals of prototyping using the latest equipment and software

Al Warsha in numbers

Corporations Activated





Prototypes developed

pilot projects secured


participants supported



startups established out of Al Warsha


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startAD’s Al Warsha – RSVP Form

Workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis with a cap of 20 attendees.

You will receive a confirmation of attendance through a Google Calendar invite. However, in case you miss one, do not worry, we have workshops every month to ensure a larger group of people receive access to this innovative space.

This is a well curated curriculum and we encourage continuity in order to maximize your learning experience with Al Warsha.


Please sign up only to the workshops you are able to attend as seats are very limited. Make sure to inform startAD at least 2 weeks in advance if you are unable to attend any of the session(s) you signed up for to give a fair opportunity for other people to attend.

This form will be updated every two months to reflect upcoming workshops. Make sure you revisit this page to sign up for additional modules.

Please RSVP your interest by filling out this form. We will reach out to you to let you know if your seat is available.

Calendar invites will be sent 2-3 weeks in advance.

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