KAUST Community COVID-19 Innovation Challenge
For all of us here at KAUST, the Coronavirus is changing many things in the ways we live and work. In both the short and even long-term, the virus is reshaping society as we know it – with our community rapidly searching for new ways to stay safe and healthy. This crisis presents an opportunity to develop new approaches, products, services or ways of operating.
We are launching the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge to tap into the massive brainpower that is KAUST – meaning everyone in the KAUST Community. We want to hear from you about your experience so far: what’s working well, what isn’t working and what’s missing?
Who can participate?
The Challenges are open to everyone in the KAUST community – primary school students, parents, staff, higher ed students, faculty, service providers and more. We hope that you will connect (virtually!) with your classmates, teachers, friends and family to come up with new and innovative ideas.
How does it work?
Applications open: March 26, 2020
Applications close: April 4, 2020 (Applications are now closed)
Stay tuned for webinars and virtual brainstorming sessions!
Webinar recording from March 30, 2020 is available here.
What happens next?
We don’t know whether this will elicit tens or hundreds of ideas, but we are keen to find out. We have the infrastructure in place to meet digitally, brainstorm virtually, and to quickly assess and support ideas as they emerge.