TKS Opens Youth Innovation Program in Dubai

TKS is bringing its mission to “impact billions” to youth in Dubai with the launch of an in-person program starting September 2024.

[Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2023] – The Knowledge Society (TKS), a global leader in developing the next generation of innovators and leaders, is excited to announce the launch of an in-person program in Dubai in September 2024. The initiative is in line with the company’s mission to “impact billions” by training young people to solve the world’s largest problems using emerging technology.

“The UAE has exhibited tremendous appetite to invest in their young people and has ambitious aspirations to improve education outcomes by 2033. We look forward to partnering with local agencies, schools, and corporates to provide the best TKS experience to date here in Dubai.”

- Nadeem Nathoo, TKS Co-Founder.

UAE students have been participating in TKS since the launch of its global virtual program in 2020. Recognizing the importance of the region in global technology innovation & entrepreneurship, TKS will be sending 15 UAE students to the Gitex Global conference in Dubai this October.

To date, TKS has coached over 4,000 students, many of whom achieve outstanding outcomes. TKS alumni have gone on to become the youngest employees at SpaceX, NASA, Google, Microsoft, Tesla and OpenAI. They’ve started companies with a combined value of over $500M USD and earned acceptance to top schools, including Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

During the 10-month, extra-curricular program, students in TKS will:

  • Build a strong foundation in emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Nanotech, and Blockchain
  • Gain real-world work experience with organizations like Google, Airbnb, the United Nations, Mastercard and IKEA
  • Develop a portfolio of projects that demonstrate their skill and understanding
  • Learn the mindsets, confidence, and problem-solving abilities needed to be a leader
  • Be mentored by industry professionals who provide valuable project feedback
  • Earn opportunities like speaking events and scholarships

Applications to the Dubai program will open for students ages 13-17 on December 1, 2023. Full program information can be found at

If you would like to speak to a member of the TKS team at Gitex, please contact Elisha Kramer (

About The Knowledge Society (TKS)

TKS is an international leader in youth education. Their mission is to build the next generation of global leaders who have a strong sense of purpose, tenacity, resourcefulness, leadership, and vision. TKS has built a custom curriculum where students are exposed to emerging technologies, business acumen, leadership mindsets and industry experts.