Call for projects

Have your project showcased during COP28 in Dubai

This December, world’s leading entities will come together to address the most pressing challenges of our time. Join a unique group of proponents with practical solutions – showcase your work at Prototypes For Humanity!

Benefits include:

  • Paid trip to Dubai for students and professors during COP28
  • $100,000 in prizes for students and professors
  • Global publicity
  • Startup programme for impact innovators
  • Collaboration Programme for professors

Key Dates

  • Jul


    Application Deadline

  • Oct


    Selection Announced

Who can apply?

Participation is free and open to students and recent graduates from all universities around the world. If you are currently researching and developing a project in any discipline that offers a solution to problems faced by people, communities, or the planet, we encourage you to apply.

Selection Criteria

Projects are chosen based on:

  • Originality in problem solving

  • Positive impact on people, communities, or the planet

  • Application of (high or low) tech or innovative methods

2023 Programme

  • Showcase

    100 top global innovators are invited and subsidized to take part in our international exhibition taking place in Dubai during COP28, the conference uniting the world’s leading entities and people across government, private sector and civil society working towards a better future and planet for everyone.

  • Awards

    $100,000 in prizes are awarded to students and professors across different categories, to celebrate academic excellence. Learn more.

  • Entrepreneurship Training

    All applicants are invited to take part in the multi-phased entrepreneurship training, dedicated to graduates who want to take their projects to market. Selected participants will have the opportunity to work with industry-specific startup experts, and pitch for investors and partners. Learn more.

  • Collaboration Programme

    An initiative enabling professors across different disciplines and countries to exchange knowledge and join efforts towards shared goals. Learn more.

How to Apply

Fill in the application form and upload a proposal outlining:

  • Name of the project, participating student name(s), contact details

  • Project details that describe what it is, what it does, how it works, and the problem it solves.

  • Visual materials that help to explain your project, such as images, diagrams, illustrations, etc.

  • Links to any available videos or demos

Frequently Asked Questions