Global Grad Show, in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai, will return to Dubai from 12 to 16 November to showcase graduate projects from more than 100 universities from 43 countries, in the fields of design, science, technology and engineering. Free and open to the public during Dubai Design Week, Global Grad Show is the only exhibition of its kind.
In an expanded exhibition space, Global Grad Show will house the largest gathering of universities to-date, featuring 150 projects and showcasing innovations from universities in emerging markets including Chile, Uganda, Egypt, Pakistan and Thailand, next to the work of students from global institutions such as Harvard, Stanford and Imperial College. From the UAE, leading regional institutions such as Zayed University and NYU Abu Dhabi will present advanced solutions for problems ranging from ageing populations to food security.
HE Mohammed I. Al Shaibani, Executive Director and CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai commented: “For the past year, the Investment Corporation of Dubai has supported Global Grad Show in growing the reach, diversity and latitude of its programme. More young innovators across the world have now the opportunity to showcase and develop solutions for society and the environment.”
On Monday 11 November the show will also present ‘Innovating for Social Impact’ – a conference for industry professionals and academics, curated by Community Jameel, which will promote knowledge exchange between institutions and explore how universities can be catalysts for sustainable development across the world.
A new initiative in 2019 is an Entrepreneurship Programme, which supports graduate projects through their next steps, up to market launch.
Projects for Global Grad Show are selected based on how they respond to a range of criteria, including how they respond to the four tenets of the exhibition; Innovation, Impact, Equality and Exchange. The students will be in Dubai throughout the week and will bring prototypes, films and original research material for visitors to engage and interact with.