Expo 2020 Dubai believes that innovation can come from anywhere to everyone and to prove it we have found some seriously impressive projects that are impacting society or the planet – or both.
On Monday, Expo 2020’s social impact and partnership programme Expo Live will reveal its latest cycle of Global Innovators.
These are men and women all over the world – from rural, off-the-grid communities to scientific laboratories – that have worked tirelessly to solve a problem using creativity and innovation.
Their ideas are giving others opportunities they otherwise would not have, or lending new life to the way we use our planet’s resources. They cover a variety of fields, including healthcare, education, renewable energy, fintech, waste management and water management.
The Expo Live process included pitching their ideas to a panel of judges during a live presentation in April.
Each Global Innovator will receive a grant worth up to USD 100,000, as they meet ongoing conditions, plus business support and exposure. They could even get the chance to showcase their solution to millions of visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Competition was high during this cycle, the third, with more than 1,200 applications from 114 countries. The successful innovators will join our existing community of Expo Live Global Innovators, which currently includes 44 grantees from 29 countries.
Tune in on 14 May and be inspired.
To find out more about Expo Live, visit www.expo2020dubai.com/expo-live