You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
(Dates subject to change)
In order to bring out the best in your proposition and presentation, we will conduct three rounds of assessments.
In the first round of assessments, your application will be reviewed by the selection committee based on the initial selection criteria. Applicants will then be notified if they have advanced to Round 2 of screening.
In the second round of screening, you will be required to submit a complete draft presentation and financial pro-forma prior to the first telephone interview. A template will be provided for the draft presentation.
You may be required to participate in up to three telephone interviews.
Applicants are expected to make themselves available to the selection committee and submit required documents in a timely manner.
Selected finalists will be notified by second week of September, 2016.
Each finalist will be provided one-to-one coaching to refine their presentation for the day of the competition.
The selection committee will consider the following criteria in determining the finalists:
If you are selected as a finalist you will win a trip to Dubai to present your idea at the Innovation 4 Impact Presentation during GIES 2016. If needed, GIES will provide assistance with documentation needed for the purposes of visa processing.