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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.

Dateform

Dateform

Work and Economic Growth

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)

A new system to process date farming byproducts into a range of upcycled materials

Flight Bud

Flight Bud

Health and Well-being

German University in Cairo

Flight Bud is a new method for easier navigation inside airports in the context of pandemics.

Self-Management School Kit for Children with Type I Diabetes in Egypt

Self-Management School Kit for Children with Type I Diabetes in Egypt

Health and Well-being

German University in Cairo

Egypt is among the world's top 10 countries with the highest number of diabetes.

Smart Futuristic Pipe Joints

Smart Futuristic Pipe Joints

Water and Sanitation

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

A system of sensors and brackets to detect and remedy leakages in urban water networks

Planet 8

Planet 8

Education

University of Tehran

An interactive educational toy to help children understand and deal with trauma and negative emotions.

APC – Alzheimer’s Personal Companion Application

APC – Alzheimer’s Personal Companion Application

Health and Well-being

German University in Cairo

The Alzheimer’s Personal Companion is a personal monitoring system for caregivers looking after at-home Alzheimer’s patients.

ELA

ELA

Health and Well-being

Middle East Technical University

A discreet, wearable device to support nursing mother in preventing breast engorgement

Un Wasted

Un Wasted

Education

Canadian University Dubai

Un Wasted proposes a supermarket design where people can buy, learn and educate others around the theme of sustainability.

“Do You Know Your Kitchen?”

“Do You Know Your Kitchen?”

Health and Well-being

American University of Sharjah

Misconceptions about food preparation and storage, often rooted in tradition, lead to waste and unhealthy habits.

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.