Prototypes for Humanity is the most diverse assembly of innovations that have the power to change the world, with programmes and activities to raise awareness of global problems, celebrate solutions, and catalyse action for positive social and environmental impact.
Each year, participating graduate projects offer audiences the opportunity to enter a universe of academic ingenuity rarely seen outside the campus through the work of young minds addressing complex issues around the world. The initiative brings together key stakeholders who can accelerate impact action, including graduates, professors, and leaders in government, corporates, and entrepreneurial ecosystems, leveraging academic innovation and harnessing the power of partnerships to deliver tangible real-world impact. Prototypes for Humanity debuted in 2022 as an evolution from Global Grad Show, which launched in 2015.
An initiative by the Art Dubai Group, it is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and supported by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and A.R.M. Holding.
Prototypes for Humanity is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and member of the Dubai Council.
The Art Dubai Group (ADG) is a commercial public/private partnership that since 2005 has owned and operated the region’s most successful cultural events as well as offering its industry expertise to private and government institutions. The company’s mission is to develop sustainable ecosystems that support the development of vibrant creative scenes through a portfolio of events and programmes.
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