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    Expo Live backs more young innovators in the UAE

    A total of 28 UAE-based university student teams will receive grants, guidance and exposure from Expo Live following the second cycle of the University Innovation Programme

    ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ will only happen if youth play a central role in the delivery of the next World Expo, which is why Expo 2020 Dubai is doing everything in its power to support young innovators. ​

    Expo 2020’s funding and partnership programme Expo Live is playing a crucial role in empowering the UAE’s brightest young minds through its University Innovation Programme (UIP), an initiative designed to help students take their creative solutions to the next level. ​​

    Twenty-eight new student teams from 16 universities across the UAE have secured Expo Live’s backing as part of the UIP’s second cycle. The successful projects will each receive grants of up to AED 50,000, plus guidance and exposure, to advance ideas with the potential to address global challenges that impact our region. ​​

    The latest projects to receive Expo Live’s support include a mobility device that allows people of determination to use a single wheelchair for an entire airline journey, paper that uses sand from the UAE as a replacement for wood pulp, and an auditory mobile app that enhances a user’s hearing capacity by sending vibrations to their brain. ​​

    The successful applicants will receive guidance from Expo Live, as well as their universities, and grantees may even have the chance to showcase their innovations to millions of people at Expo 2020 Dubai. ​​

    The latest projects to be selected join the 19 groups that secured support during the UIP’s first cycle, meaning that Expo Live has now committed grants, guidance and exposure to 47 student teams from across the Emirates. ​

    ​ To learn more about the University Innovation Programme, or to find out about Expo Live’s other initiatives, click here.
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