Business Incubator

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Tamkeen’s Business Incubator Scheme is designed to support businesses in their start-up stage of growth. This scheme helps newly formed businesses access an adequate work environment through shops and units to operate in. It will provide reasonable rent subsidies in various incubation center’s or retail outlets across Bahrain to suit their business sector and activity.

The rent may cover electricity & water, meeting room, library, advisory unit and the cost of some entrepreneurial training courses.

1. Bahrain Business Incubator Center (BBIC)


Category The Rent Year One Year Two Year Three
Incubator Units Per Square meter BD 2 BD 2 BD 2
Fixed rent 66% 50% 40%
Enterprise (Existing businesses) Per Square meter

BD 2

BD 1

BD 1

Fixed rent 50% 25% 25%

catogory The Rent                    The Support 
Enterprise (Existing businesses) BD 80 – 100 66%


2. 
Category The Rent Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 
Incubator Units Per Square meter BD 2  BD 2  BD 2
Fixed Rent 66% 50% 40%

Category The Rent Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Enterprise (Existing businesses)

Per Square meter

BD 2 BD 1  BD1
Fixed Rent 50% 25% 25%

Category The Rent The Support
Enterprise (Existing businesses) BD 80 – 100 66%

  • 3. Rukn Incubator Cent


Category The Rent Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Incubator Units Fixed rent 66% 50% 40%

Category The Rent  Year 1 Year 2  Year 3
Enterprise (Existing businesses) Fixed Rent 50 % 25% 25%

  • 4. BPW Al Jasra Incubator Center
  • Category The Rent  Year 1 Year 2  Year 3
    Incubator Units

    Per Square meter

    BD 2 BD 2 BD 2
    Fixed Rent  66% 50% 40%

Category The rent  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

Enterprise (Existing businesses)

Per Square meter

BD 2 BD 1 BD 1
Fixed Rent  50% 25% 25%

  • 5. Retail Incubator Center

Category Year 1 Year 2  Year 3
Percentage support 50% 25% 25%
Maximum support BD 833 BD 417 BD 417

  • 6. Tameer Incubator Center
  • Category  The Rent Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
    Enterprise (Existing businesses) Fixed rent 50% 25% 25%

  • 7. Arts Cluster

Category The Rent Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Incubator units fixed  66% 50% 40%

Category The Rent Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Enterprise (Existing businesses) Fixed Rent 50% 25% 25%


Eligibility Criteria:
Please refer to the eligibility criteria for each incubator centre at the Bahrain Development Bank
To apply for this scheme, please contact Bahrain Development Bank at 17373332 or 17373336

Documents required
1. Copy of Smart Card and passport
2. Personal details and background (CV)
3. Copy of Commercial Registration (CR) or No Objection letter from Ministry of Industry & Commerce
3. Copy of Industrial License (for manufacturing firms)
4. Business plan
5. 1-year bank statement and audited financial report (if available)
6. For companies: memorandum/article of association & signatory authorization letter (if available)
7. Copy of guarantor letter (if available)

Each incubator center has its own terms and conditions, please refer to the Bahrain Development Bank for the detailed terms and conditions. 

1.How will I receive Tamkeen’s subsidy?
2.How many times can I apply for the scheme? Can I get the incubator support for more than 3 years?