Apply Before April 19: HCT-Wharton Innovation Tournament 2021

by wamda, March 12, 2013

The Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE and Knowledge@Wharton have teamed up to host the second edition of the “Innovation Tournament 2021″ designed for the MENA region.

The HCT-Wharton Innovation Tournament 2021 will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on May 8 - 9, 2013.This year’s competition theme focuses on positive social impact to communities around the globe. The tournament is open to all individuals and groups from around the world who wish to submit a solution for consideration.

In the 2012 competition, there were over 100 entrants from the Middle East & North Africa. Of those entries, a group of 12 semi-finalists were chosen to travel to Abu Dhabi to present their innovations and designs to a distinguished panel of judges. Seven finalists were chosen to compete for significant prize money and a chance to have their design scouted by interested venture capitalists and investors.

This year, submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts including key members of Wharton faculty, the Knowledge@Wharton team, and faculty from the Higher Colleges of Technology. Finalists will be invited to present their solutions at a final event at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. Each finalist will be allotted time to present their solutions to the judges during the live event to compete for prizes. Finalists must be present at the finals event to be considered for the top awards.

The deadline for entries to the competition is April 19, 2013 at 5pm (UAE time). To learn more or to enter the competition, check out their website here.