Dubai Culture - Creative Innovation Challenge

CREATIVE INNOVATION CHALLENGE - BROUGHT TO YOU BY DUBAI CULTURE

       

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The Creative Innovation Challenge attracts the best local, regional, and international start-ups in the space of technology and creativity.

The short-listed top participating businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions on Dubai Culture’s stand within North Star – Gitex Global and will also have an opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges for a chance win a first prize of US$5,000, a second prize of US$ 3,000 and a third prize of US$ 1,000.

THE SHORT-LISTED PROJECTS WILL ALSO GET

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A chance to win cash prizes, investments media exposure, and more...

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An opportunity to showcase the project and network with potential investors and partners

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Fast track entry to Creative Economy category (part of the Supernova Challenge)

The challenge aims to reconsider, reimagine and reinterpret methods in which UAE’s tangible and intangible heritage can be preserved and shared via a digital experience. This can be made possible by utilizing modern technologies to encompass interactive experiences, immersive and digital activations, engaging storytelling, effective approaches, and knowledge sharing.  

Dubai Culture has many assets under its remit including museums such as Dubai Museum, Etihad Museum and Shindagha Museum and heritage sites such as Al Fahidi, Al Shindagha and Hatta Heritage Village. It strives to document, protect and disseminate all different elements that contribute to the rich cultural heritage, especially since access to cultural heritage is essential for the development of societies and helps to build resilient communities.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • 3-dimensional experience to enable reliving a historical neighborhood inclusive of detailing the architectural identity of the particular era.
  • Digital tools that are capable of “memorizing” certain craftsmanship skills to help revive, preserve and disseminate their techniques for generations to come in an interactive manner
  • Technologies that can aid in the research, documentation and dissemination of cultural heritage across physical boundaries for the present and the future.

THE IDEA WE'RE LOOKING FOR SHOULD BE:

Innovative and Engaging

Scalable, Affordable, and Reliable

User Friendly and Accessible to all

Sustainable, Durable and Effective

Location-Specific, Contextually-Driven

Contributting to Preservation of Cultural Heritage

SHORTLISTED PARTICIPANTS WILL GET

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Complementary exhibition space on the Dubai Culture Stand at North Star to showcase their solutions

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The opportunity to be part of the investor program –dedicated matchmaking program between startups and investors

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Opportunity to be part of the corporate buyer program –dedicated matchmaking program between startups and corporates

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Passes to the entire event with access to conferences and the exhibition area

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An Invitation to North Star startup networking event

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Flight and accommodation
for one member of the international shortlisted startups

 

“Heritage is the cultural legacy which we receive from the past, which we live in the present, and which we will pass on to future generations." UNESCO

With the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO established that certain places on Earth have "exceptional universal value" and belong to humanity’s common heritage, such as the Serengeti Forest in East Africa, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America.

Nonetheless, cultural heritage is not limited to monuments and collections of objects. It is also comprised of living expressions inherited from our ancestors, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social manners, rituals, festive events, knowledge, and practices related to nature and the universe, and knowledge and techniques linked to traditional crafts. Intangible cultural heritage or living heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity.

 

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