15 September 2019.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates.



Innovation Impact Grant Programme – Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Expo’s three subthemes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding.

More Details

The programme awards funding of up to USD 100,000 each to social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world, based on their potential to impact the environment positively and generate real social value.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Educational
  • Employment
  • New Industries
  • Financal Capital
  • Governance
  • Transportation
  • Travel & Exploration
  • Personal Mobility
  • Logistics
  • DIigital Connectivity
  • Natural Ecosystems And Biodiversity
  • Resources
  • Sustainable Cities And Built Habitats
  • Climate Change
  • Green Growth

Required Languages

English, Arabic.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

Expo 2020 will run for six months from 20 October, 2020 to 10 April, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Startups, enterprises.
  • Social, environmental, or humanitarian impact.
  • Prototype level or beyond.
  •  Innovative solution.
  • Any sector, any country.
  •  Legally registered entities.

Expo Live has devised a comprehensive evaluation process that assesses applications on the following four key criteria:

  • Impact: Who is benefitting, or intended to benefit, from the solution? Are the benefits meaningful?
  • Quality of submission: Is the submission substantial?
  • Alignment with Expo 2020 Dubai objectives: Is the project relevant to the Expo theme and subthemes?
  • Innovativeness: How does the solution differ from existing solutions? Is it meaningful and inspiring?

Opportunity Cost


The programme will award funds up to USD 100,000 per application depending on the maturity and scalability of innovations. It’s not only about providing innovators with access to financing, successful grant recipients will also be offered the following:
  • Networking And Partnership Opportunities:

Connecting innovators to an international network of participating nations, corporate partners, regional and global businesses, as well as many millions of anticipated visitors.

  • Marketing And Communications Exposure:

To increase a project’s global visibility and impact, the Expo Live programme includes extensive marketing and communication exposure, and outreach programmes.

  • Additional Funding:

Grant recipients may qualify for additional funding that will be allocated to showcasing their solutions during Expo 2020 Dubai to an audience of many millions of visitors.

How to Apply

 First Step: Fill in the application then submit it.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mustafa Abulhamd / Egypt

Reviewed by” Hanine Aymen/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team