Global Grad Show conference Innovating for Social Impact in Dubai draws together academics and NGOs to tackle the world’s most pressing problems

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November 11, 2019
  • The Innovating for Social Impact conference creates a unique opportunity for exchange between professors, graduates, humanitarians and development actors to tackle global problems
  • The Global Grad Show, held in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), is the world’s most diverse gathering of academics working on social impact innovation.
  • The 2019 Global Grad Show conference, curated by Community Jameel, will take place on November 11 at Dubai Design District (d3) and is open to all.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 10, 2019, the 2019 Global Grad Show conference, a unique opportunity for exchange between professors, graduates, humanitarians and development actors, including Imperial College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Royal College of Art, TU Delft, Dubai Future Foundation, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, Mohammad bin Salman College, and AGi Architects.

The conference is a key element of the Global Grad Show, a programme that showcases social impact innovation projects by graduates around the world. For its 5th edition, Global Grad Show will feature 150 projects from 100+ universities in 43 countries, addressing topics such as health, social care, disabilities, biodiversity, water pollution, farming, and sustainable cities amongst others. Held in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), Global Grad Show is part of the Dubai Design Week, the region’s largest creative festival. The conference takes place on November 11 at Dubai Design District, building 7, 10.30am – 6.30pm.

Commenting on the conference, Fady Jameel, President, International, Community Jameel, said: “The Global Grad Show conference will shed light on the learnings from existing initiatives that use technology, science and design to foster social impact and we are proud to collaborate with Dubai Design Week to curate this special event given our commitment to drive innovation for a better future. With Community Jameel’s activities bridging the worlds of design and development, we are delighted to be curating this year’s conference and bringing together a rich list of partners.”

The Innovating for Social Impact conference will produce a white paper that draws together key themes and conclusions from the meeting, and sets out the recommendations for academic institutions around the world.

Art Jameel founded the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, a year ago; located close to Dubai Design District, and the leading contemporary arts museum of Dubai, the museum’s current programme includes a set of major exhibitions and commissions, with works by more than 45 artists. Art Jameel is also participating in Dubai Design Week with a special Art Jameel Shop pop-up store that features new items hand-picked exclusively, with many handmade by local and international practitioners.

The conference is free; all welcome. Register here.

Community Jameel, the global philanthropy, is curating Innovating for Social Impact, the 2019 Global Grad Show conference.

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