Prototypes for Humanity 2022

This year's edition is a celebration of academic excellence, held at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), including an exhibition of 100 future-looking solutions alongside a programme connecting key stakeholders from the impact agenda.

Prototypes for Humanity Awards 2022

$100,000 in prizes, awarded to one project in each of these categories:

  • Environment: ideas supporting natural ecosystems and sustainable development

  • Health: projects focusing specifically on people’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing

  • Society: solutions that produce more harmonious, just, and developed societies

  • Corporate solutions: a special category across all disciplines, given to a project that can help companies to contribute to a better future

Exhibition open to the public

  • Nov


  • Nov


2022 Programme

  • Building Partnerships

    Key stakeholders from academia, private and public sectors are invited to discuss the challenges, best practices, and necessary mechanisms to accelerate the implementation of real-world impact solutions.

  • Knowledge Exchange 

    Professors working towards similar goals are invited to connect and explore cross-country and multi-discipline collaboration opportunities. Students are invited to workshops with venture studios, discussing the future of building impact solutions, together.

  • Entrepreneurship Programme

    All applicants are invited to take part in online training on the principles of entrepreneurship, dedicated to graduates who want to take their projects to market.

  • Digital Showcase

    Each project is featured in the Prototypes for Humanity digital exhibition and stays in our archives.

Who is participating?

Our showcase is a selection of the most original, impactful, and innovative ideas, applying high-tech or low-tech to solve complex global issues, created by students and recent graduates from universities around the world. Participating projects are represented in person by the bright young minds behind them alongside supervising professors.