It’s an annual award focusing on how technology can be best used for the better of humanity with the UAE’s prime minister SH. Mohamed bin Rashid himself awarding the winning team the $1,000,000 prize money. The ICT Fund is organizing and sponsoring the 2017 awards and has opened the opportunity for teams globally to apply via the awards respective websites as time is limited. Those teams that will be selected will have all costs covered to travel to the UAE and any other costs to present their innovations and inventions to the judging panels on the day of the competition. It is a great platform with international and local media coverage and many global speakers.
Participants are required to register for the awards and will be required to submit their videos and proposals using the online submission form until the 31st of October 2016. Teams can comprise individuals, groups, universities or companies. Each team must nominate a project leader and can submit up to three entries. Teams can consist of as many members as they require, however only four members of each team will be eligible for sponsored travel if selected for the semi-finals.