For it’s 6th edition, Global Grad Show invites universities and students, from every country and discipline to apply to take part in an exclusive online platform for promotion, collaboration and development of their projects.

A jury of leading international figures in the fields of innovation, social development and critical thinking, will apply their real-world expertise and select 100 of the best projects to address challenges faced by people and communities around the planet.

New to 2020 will be the inaugural MENA Grad Show, an onsite exhibition of the best 50 graduate projects from universities based Middle East and North Africa, taking place during Dubai Design Week in November.

(Click here for more information).

We are looking for solutions that are:

Making the world a better place

Innovative in problem solving

Using high tech or low tech

Selected participants will connect globally with peers, audiences and industry to progress their projects through multiple activations that include:

  • A world-class virtual experience focused on the talent and trajectory of each participant and mapping projects through themed routes to offer insight into emerging global trends and the minds behind the solutions.
  • Interactive multimedia elements profiling each graduate and project with unique video, sketch and animation features (which graduates can also use in their channels).
  • An exclusive platform, connecting graduates directly with press, industry and potential investors, including on-demand virtual tours of their exhibits and facilitated one-on-one communications.
  • An Entrepreneurship route for graduates wanting to become entrepreneurs to advance their projects towards implementation.
  • A $10,000 award to the graduate behind the winning project (and a $10,000 grant to the supervising professor), to support the project’s further development and academic research.

How to Apply

Participation in Global Grad Show is free for all graduates and universities.

Upload your proposal with the following details via the online application portal:

Name and contact details of the graduate.
Project name.
Explanation of the project (at least 1 paragraph long).
Any supplementary materials that help visualize and explain the project.
Illustrations and diagrams.
Photos of how the project was displayed in previous exhibitions.
Links to videos or online demos (if available).
Click here to submit your proposal
  • August 14th
    Submissions Close
  • August 31st
    Selections announced.
  • October 15th
    Participation Preparations
  • November
    Global Grad Show