31 Jan 2020





Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Global Maker Challenge

The Global Maker Challenge is an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever they are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting people’s lives.

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The Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity unites the world’s leading manufacturers, start-ups and entrepreneurs, governments, UN agencies and philanthropists, academia and researchers, to form a community dedicated to spreading global prosperity through the art of ‘making,  you may submit separate applications for each of the four themes.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Sustainable & food for all.
  • Innovation for inclusive trade.
  • Innovation for peace and justice.
  • Climate change.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • All submissions will be reviewed by expert judges throughout February – April 2020.
  • Pitch event will take place on the 22 April 2020.
  • Senior representatives from the shortlisted submissions will be invited to a pitch session.
  • The final winners will be announced on the 22 April 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applications to the Global Maker Challenge is open to all business model stages. It is open to any start-up, innovator or business that has a proof of concept and prototype for a viable, technically feasible and desirable solution that promises a strong impact on the identified.

The award reinforces corporate social responsibility through science, innovation, and entrepreneurship. All challenge solutions will be assessed independently for their socio-economic impact.

Solutions will be reviewed by experts and judges using the following criteria:

  • Alignment: The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.
  • Potential for Impact: The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives.
  • Feasibility: It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.
  • Scalability: The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.
  • Innovative Approach: This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.

Opportunity Cost


  • Each of the four Challenge Winners can win prizes to the value of up to US$250,000, including cash prizes, mentorship.
  • All flight and accommodation costs if any for shortlisted companies participating in the pitching session as well as finalists for the award ceremony will be covered by the MBR Initiative for Global Prosperity.

How to Apply

First Step: 

  • .Read the details on the challenges to see which challenge is most relevant for your solution.
  • .Create your profile

Second Step:

  • Submit your solution using the online form – please ensure to fill all sections – you can submit in more than one category
  • There are no costs involved in submitting your solutions

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This Scholarship Published by:
Reem Wally/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Wahiba El Zayat/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team