Global Grad Show is a year-round programme for university graduates and professors who are working on solutions for a better world.

It is a platform for promotion, collaboration and development of projects addressing challenges faced by people and communities around the planet, created by academics in the fields of technology, science and design.

Through its multiple activations, Global Grad Show offers universities the opportunity to connect globally with peers, audiences and industry to progress their projects.

The yearly programme includes:
  • An interactive exhibitionof the best-in-class graduate work from around the world, addressing social, environmental and development issues.
  • A collaboration initiative for professors and graduates, to work together across disciplines, institutions and countries on real-world challenges.
  • An entrepreneurship route that offers graduates with the opportunity to develop their project towards implementation.


The Art Dubai Group is a commercial public/private partnership that for 14 years has launched some of the region’s most successful cultural events and programmes including Art Dubai, Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design and the Global Grad Show. The company’s mission is to develop sustainable ecosystems that support the development of vibrant creative scenes.