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.
In March 2020, we launched the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge to tap into the massive brainpower that is KAUST – meaning everyone in the KAUST Community. We wanted to hear from you about your experience: what’s working well, what isn’t working and what’s missing?
The community response was remarkable, with just over 100 project ideas submitted. All submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges from across KAUST. Learn more about the final 6 projects.
Who can participate?
The Challenges was 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)
Final pitches: June 14, 2020
Final pitches happening June 14th at 12:00pm – register here.
Webinar recording from March 30, 2020 is available here.