Global Grad Show is a not-for-profit initiative that works with the next generation of innovators from across the world who are creating solutions for a better tomorrow, in the fields of design, science, technology and engineering.

Launched in 2015 by the Art Dubai Group, Global Grad Show has to date engaged with post-graduate and graduate students from over 250 universities in 56 countries.

The programme consists of:
  • An annual curated exhibition of graduate projects, held during Dubai Design Week
  • An annual conference on themes from the innovation agenda
  • An entrepreneurship programme to help graduates to advance their projects towards market launch
  • Launched in response to COVID-19, an open call to seek solutions for the challenges of the pandemic


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.