Students offer smart solutions with innovative products in an interactive online exhibition at Dubai’s Global Grad Show 2020.
Dubai , Dubai
16 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
Global Grad Show has returned for the sixth year with 100 graduate projects from the fields of design, science, technology and engineering showcased in an interactive online exhibition.
The ideas are the outcome of academic research conducted by graduates and their professors, reflecting areas of environmental, social or economic concern such as the world’s ageing population, the number of people living with chronic illnesses, radical approaches to dealing with waste and the increasing number of communities vulnerable to emergencies.
The programme, held under the patronage of Shaikha Latifa Bint Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and member of Dubai Council, is being conducted in partnership with A.R.M Holding and Dubai Culture. This year saw a 30 per cent increase in entries.
A year-round activation, Global Grad Show entrepreneurship programme supports innovators to materialise their real-world impact. Through training, mentorship, connections with the industry and funding opportunities, it accelerates the process of bringing graduate projects to life.
The chosen projects have been organised around five key emerging trends that were identified from the 1,600 applications from 270 universities in 60 countries. The projects will be brought to life in an inaugural interactive digital exhibition on the event’s website, giving a voice to the next generation of innovators and connecting the public and potential investors all over the world with ideas that have the potential to change lives.
The virtual exhibition will showcase graduates behind each of the ideas and will also see prototypes, films and original research material visually curated for online visitors to engage and interact with.