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Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity 2020 Global Maker Challenge

Applications are open for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Sustainable Global Maker Challenge 2020. The Global Maker Challenge is an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever they are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting people’s lives.

Leveraging manufacturing innovation to provide viable and deployable solutions for the world’s most pressing issues, it invites world-leading manufacturers and organisations to adopt challenges, provide mentorship, and help solve real-world problems.

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About Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity

The Initiative for Global Prosperity is a gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed towards manufacturing innovation that serves humanity and promote global prosperity. This global initiative extends the UAE's transformational vision of creating an innovative "maker" economy to people from all around the world. It is a unique opportunity to promote innovation, forge new partnerships and unlock value by forming a community dedicated to global good. The initiative combines a Global Prosperity Award w... read more


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Aim and Benefits of Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Global Maker Challenge

The Global Maker Challenge will award winners with prizes of value up to USD 1,000,000 in prizes.


Requirements for Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Global Maker Challenge Qualification

  1. Open to all business model stages.
  2. It is open to any start-up, innovator or business that has a proof of concept and prototype for a viable, technically feasible and desirable solution that promises a strong impact on the identified challenge.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Global Maker Challenge

  1. April 20, Shortlisted Pitching
  2. April 22, Award Ceremony

judging Criteria

  1. Alignment: The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.
  2. Potential for Impact: The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives.
  3. Scalability: The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.
  4. Innovative Approach: This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.
  5. Feasibility: It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain

Application Deadline

January 31, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity on makingprosperity.com to apply

 Within the four themes we are looking for solutions to solve real world problems identified as priority topics by MIT Solve in collaboration with various UN Agencies and Funds.

The challenges for cohort 2 are:

  1. Sustainable and Healthy Food for All - How can urban populations increase access to healthy and sustainable foods, despite rapid urbanization?
  2. Innovation for Inclusive Trade - How can rural communities increase their access to new supply chains and markets in order to create better livelihoods for themselves?
  3. Innovation for Peace and Justice - How can displaced populations access affordable and quality services that are essential to their safety and wellbeing?
  4. Climate Change - How can communities move towards a low-carbon circular economy by eliminating waste and utilizing existing resources?

How to submit your solution

  1. Read the details on the challenges to see which challenge is most relevant for your solution
  2. Create your profile
  3. Submit your solution using the online form – please ensure to fill all sections – you can submit in more than one category
  4. There are no costs involved in submitting your solutions
  5. Deadline for submission is the 31st of January 2020

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