All About Us

Who we are?

We are Catalyst; a Masdar & BP jointly organized, startup technology accelerator based in Masdar City. We aim to support ideas with startup value, focusing on sustainable technologies concentrating on clean energy and accelerate related business through funding, training and massive one on one mentorship.
Once you have the next gen idea, you apply, but first, we take you quite serious by signing an NDA so you do not feel neglected. We check all the details of your case and once you are selected by our investment committee; only sky is the limit.
We do not bring simple individuals as “typical” mentors. We bring representatives of cooperative works with private and governmental entities; so that once you step in among us, you become corporate right away and start thinking the 360 degree spherical.


Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

C.E.O. – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf

Interim Provost,Masdar Institute of Science and Technology 

Salem Bin Ashoor

General Manager and Chief Representative for BP Abu Dhabi

Firas Kaddoura

Joint Venture Director, BP UAE

Investment Committee

Dr. Steve Griffiths

Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Professor of Practice Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Cinar D. Kurra

C.E.O. of Catalyst


Joint Venture Director, BP UAE

Catalyst Management

Cinar D. Kurra

C.E.O. of Catalyst

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Address : Incubator Building 1, Office G01B, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

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Telephone : +971 2 653 7235

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