Virtual exhibition showcases best social impact projects by the next generation of graduate inventors
100 of the most promising ideas to improve the environmental, social & economic well-being of people all around the world are revealed today at this year’s Global Grad Show.
The ideas are from students at universities in 42 countries and reveal how the next generation of designers, innovators and entrepreneurs would solve many of the key issues facing the planet today.
The 100 projects have been selected from 1600 original submissions from 270 universities. This year for the first time, the chosen projects have been organized around five key emerging trends: Living with Illness & Disability; Coping in a Complex World; Saving Lives in Danger; Cleaning a Waste Filled Planet; and Sustaining the Urban Experience.
All the 100 projects are being brought to life in a virtual exhibition allowing anyone from around the world to view the prototypes, films and original research material. They can all be viewed from Monday 9th November at https://www.globalgradshow.com/
The 2020 Global Grad Show participants will be invited to apply to the organisation’s Entrepreneurship Programme. This Programme aims to accelerate the development of innovations through tailored business training, mentorship and by providing introductions to investors to help the students launch their products to market. This programme has so far supported 30 projects from previous years, in fields ranging from medical to waste management, mental health to migrating communities.
This year’s will also see the launch of a specific show to support regional talent in the MENA region. The programme, which received more than 200 submissions from 35 universities based on the Middle East and North Africa will inaugurate a physical exhibition focusing on talent from the region, as part of Dubai Design Week.
The Global Grad Show is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and member of the Dubai Council and in partnership with A.R.M. Holding and Dubai Culture.