Global Grad Show, held in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), provides first-hand access to the next generation of innovators creating solutions for a better world.

It is the world’s most diverse gathering of university graduates and professors in the fields of science, design and technology, working on projects addressing social and environmental issues. To date, Global Grad Show has featured over 550 graduate projects from over 130 universities worldwide, from internationally prominent institutions and regional universities in developing economies.

During Dubai Design Week, the 2019 edition returned to showcase a selection of 150 graduate projects from over 100 universities – welcoming the public, industry and academia to interact with the graduates behind each one of these innovative ideas. The programme included a conference about social impact education and an initiative supporting graduates to develop social startups.

Eleanor Watson, curator of Global Grad Show 2019 edition is a member of the curatorial team of the Design Museum in London, whose previous experience includes the Garage Museum in Moscow and Southbank Center in London.