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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.

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.

Compass

Compass

Education

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Compass is an open sourced navigation system for the visually impaired to move around independently.

Tabteel

Tabteel

Health and Well-being

German University in Cairo

To close the gap between substance abuse cases and means of recovery, Tabteel proposes a web-based treatment approach.

Nawwar (Lighting For Rural Communities)

Nawwar (Lighting For Rural Communities)

Poverty and Hunger

German University in Cairo

32% of Egyptians live within rural areas with limited acces to public lighting and electricity.

Embrace

Embrace

Health and Well-being

Middle East Technical University

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that provides a sense of sound to a person with moderate to profound nonneural hearing loss.

Inner Voice

Inner Voice

Health and Well-being

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)

Inner voice is a healing device that detects human emotion at work and cues music to help cope with stress.

Qawam

Qawam

Health and Well-being

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Qawam is a device created to track people’s posture and indicate correction in real time, avoiding the development and worsening of backache and related issues.

Waste to Treasure – The Utilization of the Brewer’s Spent Grain in Various Fields

Waste to Treasure – The Utilization of the Brewer’s Spent Grain in Various Fields

Paper waste reduction

University of Balamand

The byproducts of brewing processes are often discarded despite their potential application in other industries.

Camp-cycle

Camp-cycle

Education

German University in Cairo

Camp-cycle is a camp experience for the 7-14 age group, encouraging participants to engage in up-cycling activities related to the pollution of the Nile River.

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.

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.

“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.