Sunday 14th October 23:59 GST

Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme – Deadline to Apply

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Expo Live’s Innovation Impact Grant Programme

About the Innovation Impact Grant Programme

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme provides funding, business support and exposure to innovative solutions that are already benefiting communities or the environment – or both, anywhere in the world.

The programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, and whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.


What do we provide?

The programme awards funding of  up to USD 100,000 each to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world, based on their potential the impact the environment positively and generate real social value.

Funding levels will depend on the stage of maturity and scalability of innovations, its capacity to implement and grow, and the extent of its impacts among others.

Beyond grant funding, successful grant recipients will also have access to networking and partnership opportunities, marketing and communications exposure, as well as additional funding, enabling their solutions to be showcased during Expo 2020 Dubai.

The programme will also build partnerships with local business incubators, accelerators, mentors and investors in order to strengthen and promote active and productive ecosystems.

Next round opens October 2018

Do you have an innovative solution that is creating a better future?


  • Open to entrepreneurs, SMEs, NGOs and government entities
  • Innovations must have reached prototype level
  • Benefit to society, the environemnt or both
  • Legally registered entity

Pre-apply for Innovation Impact Grant programme!

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