The Business Development (BD) unit at Khalifa University was set up in line with the KU strategic plan. As part of the KU drive for sustainability and revenue growth, the BD unit was set up as a means through which funds could be generated for the university, to supplement existing grant funding, with the overall goal of ensuring the long-term sustainability of the university.

The unit’s vision is to provide business solutions with two main core focus areas:

  • Increase KU revenue streams by establishing new revenue channels through new business opportunities and external partnerships.
  • Increase the overall efficiency of usage of current resources towards better business enhancements.


The BD unit facilitates a range of business services in four main areas: consultancy services, laboratory rental, sports facilities, and venue rental.

Consultancy services: KU academic departments look to contribute to the community by providing necessary research/advisory services that helps the community to improve and provide solutions. We provide consulting leadership in the following areas:

Laboratory rental: KU rents unused capacity in its laboratories to educational institutes and other stakeholders. Below is a list of available laboratories:

Sports facilities: KU has many sports facilities that can host sporting events and activities, listed below.

  • Sports Hall
  • Football Pitches
  • Gym subscriptions

Venue Rental: With three campuses in Abu Dhabi, KU provides many advantages and opportunities to clients looking to rent unique spaces to host events. Available facilities include: 

  • Auditoriums
  • Seminar Hall
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Computer Labs
  • Space rental


To contact the BD unit at Khalifa University please email us at Businessdevelopment@ku.ac.ae

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