In 2023, $100,000 in prizes was presented to the students and lead professor behind each of the best solutions across 5 categories, reflecting key COP28 themes.
Turning invasive weeds into eco-friendly bioplasticsExplore Project
Medicine-injection device optimised for emergency disaster scenariosExplore Project
Synthetic yeast to enhance sustainable production of chemicals and biofuels.Explore Project
Using satellite monitoring to prevent tailings storage facility risksExplore Project
Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and member of the Dubai Council, the jury for the 2023 Awards included leaders across the private and public sector, and intergovernmental agencies, who contributed their expertise to select projects with outstanding potential:
The Prototypes for Humanity Awards celebrated the next generation of innovators and their commitment to finding solutions for social and environmental issues.
Since 2017 prizes have been presented to outstanding participants from the showcase each year, awarded to academic innovators who use problem-solving to address challenges of global proportions. An independent jury selects recipients, enabling them to further develop their projects.