Global Grad Show invited its community of 260 universities around the world to submit proposals addressing the collateral issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 390 submissions from 125 universities in 40 countries were received, demonstrating the ability and potential of the international academic community to generate innovative solutions for complex problems.

The received proposals tackle issues ranging from shortage of medical supplies and mental health to data-driven public policies and epidemic-ready cities. The diversity of the solutions also reflects the varied academic backgrounds of Global Grad Show’s community, from technology, design and engineering to statistics, medicine and neuroscience.