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Welcome to MENA Grad Show

MENA Grad Show is a platform that brings together academic innovators from the Middle East and North Africa who are working on solutions for social and environmental challenges. Launched in 2020 as an integral component of Global Grad Show, it gives an international stage to the plurality of young talent from the region and opens avenues for discovery and knowledge exchange internationally. The initiative is founded under the principles of equality, innovation and creativity as catalysts for a better world. The inaugural edition saw submissions from 36 universities, from which 50 of the best-in-class projects were selected to be part of a physical showcase during Dubai Design Week, and also here, digitally.

Venous

Venous

Health and Well-being

Art University of Isfahan

Venous is a multifunctional furniture piece designed to cradle mothers and their children through all stages from pregnancy to early childhood.

Alzheimers Village

Alzheimers Village

Health and Well-being

German Jordanian University

Lack of awareness on the issue of Alzheimer’s can lead to inadequate patient care and isolation.

Burj El Murr

Burj El Murr

Health and Well-being

Notre Dame University – Louaize

The building Burj El Murr stands in Beirut as a monumental reminder of the 1975 Lebanese civil war.

APEA

APEA

Water and Sanitation

Art University of Isfahan

Water consumption in agriculture accounts for 75% of our total fresh water use, greatly contributing to the issue if water scarcity.

Hugo

Hugo

Health and Well-being

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)

HUGO is an empathic symbiotic creature that interacts with humans, responding to their emotional state.

“CMD+EH – HOW PLASTIC ARE YOU?”

“CMD+EH – HOW PLASTIC ARE YOU?”

Education

German University in Cairo

Cmd+EH is a creative movement to put graphic design at the service of social and environamental challenges.

greenWave

greenWave

Recycling

German University in Cairo

Greenwave is a recycling initiative created to provoke action and raise awareness about the importance of recycling plastic in Egypt.

inAccessible

inAccessible

Education

The American University in Cairo

People with disabilities are confronted with countless struggles in public and private places.

Breeding the Super Generation

Breeding the Super Generation

Human genome editing

The American University in Cairo

Human genome editing is one of today's most debated technologies.

Solcare

Solcare

Energy

University of Balamand

Calcium oxide (CaO) is a chemical element attracting significant attention due is low cost, low environmental impact and wide range of industrial applications, specially carbon capture and storage.

StorIT

StorIT

Cloud storage

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Storit is a peer-to-peer cloud application that provides a data storage solution, utilising a network of unused mobile devices.

Shameless

Shameless

Education

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)

Shameless is a garment created by a biodegradable new fabric, to remind users about the implications of pollution and waste.