Overview

Global Grad Show conference took place on November 11th under the theme “Innovating for Social Impact”, mirroring the exhibition's commitment to social development and academic engagement.
Drawing from the experience of professors, graduates, entrepreneurs and stakeholders it explored how universities can be catalysts for sustainable development across the world. The 2019 gathering created a dynamic exchange platform offering insights and inspiration on how to innovate for a better tomorrow, through a series of keynotes, panel discussions and presentations by those working in existing initiatives that use technology, science and design to foster social impact.
Innovating for Social Impact was curated by Community Jameel, the global philanthropy. Driven by a commitment to creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, and youth, Community Jameel is active worldwide and works across six major fields of development: livelihoods, the arts, education, health, climate, and evidence.

Talks & Sessions

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    Opening...
    Eleanor Watson introduces the 2019 edition of Global Grad Show and the significance of gathering the top design and technology universities around the world in...
    11.11.2019
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    Welcome Note...
    Fady Jameel President, International, Community Jameel Fady Jameel introduces Innovating for Social Impact and how bridging the gap between industry and the academic community plays...
    11.11.2019
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    The Role of Universi...
    Prof. Naren Barfield Deputy Vice-chancellor and provost, Royal College of Art Brendan McGetrick Creative Director, Dubai Future Foundation Brendan McGetrick and Prof. Naren Barfield discuss...
    11.11.2019
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    Open-source Approach...
    Dr. Teresa Franqueira Founder and Senior Researcher, ID+ DESIS Lab Research Group Ghassan Salameh Guest Curator, Dubai Design Week Ghassan Salameh and Dr. Teresa Franqueria...
    11.11.2019
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    Sustainability and D...
    Prof. Ineke Hans Professor, University of the Arts Berlin Dr. Stephen Green Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College Dr. Jan Carel Diehl Associate Professor, TU Delft...
    11.11.2019
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    Heritage and Innovat...
    Dr. Haya Al Dajani Professor of Entrepreneurship, Mohammad bin Salman College Sahar Qawasimi Director, Sakiya – Art | Science | Agriculture Dr. Haya Al Dijani...
    11.11.2019
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    Research and Policy-...
    Lumumba Di-Aping Chief negotiator, G77 – Copenhagen Summit Dr. Katharina Hauck Deputy Director, J-IDEA, Imperial College London Ambassador Lumumba talks about climate change, and the...
    11.11.2019
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    Partnerships and Ent...
    George Richards Director of Strategy, Community Jameel Ralph Weigmann CEO, iF international Forum Design Nao Valentino Director of Strategy, Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Belinda...
    11.11.2019
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    Building Responsible...
    Dr. Nasser Abdulhasan Principal and Founding Partner, AGi Architects Manuel Jimenez Garcia Lecturer, UCL The Bartlett Nadia Christidi Writer-in-residence, Jameel Arts Centre and PhD Candidate,...
    11.11.2019