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Prototypes for Humanity is the world's most diverse assembly of innovations that has the power to create a better future. Our programmes and activities raise awareness of global problems, celebrate solutions, and catalyze action for positive social and environmental impact, today and in the future. 

Highlights of the 2023 Programme

Through a week long programme in Dubai, students selected from 710 universities across 108 countries came together to showcase their solutions to global challenges. Students took part in workshops and round tables led by industry experts while professors were invited to join discussions facilitating collaborative research. The week culminated in a closing ceremony at COP28.

In the News

  • “100 ideas that can change the world”

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  • “The brightest academic minds in the world come together”

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  • “A celebration of the combined ingenuity of students around the planet”

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  • “These are the innovations we didn’t know we needed”

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  • “How Design Students From Around The World Are Trying To Solve Problems You Didn’t Know Existed”

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  • “Meet the London student entrepreneur who creates edible protein from chicken feathers”

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  • “From a super-tough incubator to a pillow that turns off the internet, Global Grad Show highlights design innovations”

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  • “A 30-year-old in Thailand is turning chicken feathers into food”

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  • “A Dubai-based initiative to help innovators get their COVID-fighting technologies to market”

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  • “The grad show to end all grad shows”

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  • “50 ways to change the world”

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  • “Dubai’s [Prototypes for Humanity] tackles social and environmental problems through diverse design”

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  • “The Future of Health Tech was on show”

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  • “Student designs that respond to coronavirus”

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  • “Solutions to social and health problems invented by graduate students from around the world”

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