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Wednesday, November 15 2017 - 01:17
The 2017 Global Grad Show Exhibition Opens in Dubai with 200 Innovative Prototypes from 43 Countries
DUBAI, UAE, Nov.14, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    The 2017 Global Grad Show exhibition opens in Dubai with 200 innovative 
prototypes from 43 different countries. This year marks the third edition of 
this acclaimed annual exhibition of lifechanging inventions from graduates of 
the world's leading design and technology universities. Curated by renowned 
author and designer, Brendan McGetrick, the Global Grad Show presents 200 
innovative projects selected from over 470 global entries. The selections will 
be presented at the Global Grad Show until 18 November, 2017 during Dubai 
Design Week.

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    A not for profit initiative, the Global Grad Show welcomes graduates from 
92 universities to Dubai to present forward-thinking prototypes around the 
themes of empowerment, connection, and sustainability. Graduates hail from 
universities far and wide, including leading institutions such as Design 
Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (USA), 
Royal College of Art (UK), and National University of Singapore. Furthermore, 
work from emerging markets rarely seen on a global scale are on view, including 
projects from designers based in Serbia, Uganda, Peru, Malaysia and New Zealand.

    McGetrick curated the projects based on his personal interpretation of 
design that emphasises four categories: innovation that transcends technology 
and exists independent of wealth; equality without hierarchy amongst 
universities, regions and designers; universal design opens to all types of 
projects; and impact on the world at large through solutions to some of the 
world's most pressing problems.

    "We organise Global Grad Show to be a celebration of beautiful ideas," 
McGetrick explained. "It features projects that are designed to directly 
benefit social and environmental causes. By presenting a cross section of 
design programs from around the world, we try to demonstrate how the brightest 
young minds are designing the future. The variety of programs offers a unique 
view to the ways in which designers in different places, with different 
budgets, cultural contexts, and tools develop solutions to the problems and 
opportunities of our time."

    Global Grad Show is held at Dubai Design District (d3) and will be 
announcing, for the first time this year, the inaugural Progress Prize, which 
will be awarded to one exhibiting project. The winning prototype will be 
selected by an international jury from fields of journalism, design, 
manufacturing, innovation and investment and demonstrate originality of idea, 
social impact, international relevance and feasibility.

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    SOURCE: Global Grad Show