A social impact innovation
programme for graduate students
across the world.

Global Grad Show is a year-round non-profit initiative for graduates and universities working on Social Impact Innovation projects.

  • An annual exhibition of graduate projects from universities around the world.
  • A startup programme supporting graduates to take their innovations to market.
  • An annual conference on themes from the innovation agenda.

The next Global Grad Show exhibition will take place between November 10th and 14th, 2020.

  • 5th edition of Global Grad Show received 1200+ applications of which 150 were showcased at the exhibition in Dubai between November 11th and 16th, 2019.
  • Curatorial themes explored the spheres where innovation can create a positive impact, notably The Home; The Community; The City; The Planet.
  • The conference, curated by Community Jameel focused on 'Innovating for Social Impact' which produced a white paper titled "Universities as Innovation Platforms for Sustainable Development".
  • Poleno (IED, Madrid) won the ICD Progress Prize.
  • 23 graduates attended the first Dubai Boot Camp for startups of which 4 were selected and are being accelerated by WamdaeX.

Take part in 2020 (November 10 - 14)
we are looking for projects that are:

New ideas, not currently available.

Make a positive impact on the world.

Globally Applicable
Created for a specific context, but relevant around the world.

For inquiries on how to participate, email: submissions@globalgradshow.com