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AINnovation Spaces Competition for Entrepreneurs in MENA Countries (Fully funded internship at Qatar Mobility Innovation Center) 2018


Are you an innovator with a prototype that you want to showcase, a start-up looking for investment or an idea that could better people’s lives and the world? Yes? Then the AINnovation Spaces Competition is the place to be!

Application Deadline: 1st September 2017

Eligible Countries: Arab countries

To be Taken at (country): Internships will take place at QMIC in Qatar

About the Award: AINnovation Spaces Competition is AIN’s most prestigious competition, designed to allow students from across the Arab world to showcase their ideas in front of judges and experts in various fields. AINnovation Spaces challenges student to come up with innovative ideas to solve health, environmental, and engineering problems. Ideas are not limited to solving problems only, but can be ‘anything’ that will better people’s lives and the world. Selected participants are invited to AIN’s annual conference (AINAC) to present their ideas. Our winner(s) receive a fully funded two-months internship at Qatar Mobility Innovation Centre (QMIC) in Qatar.

Type: Contest


  • Arabs or any person residing in the Arab world with an innovative mind and bright new ideas.
  • Persons with a prototype
  • The team is 1 individual or a team of 2 people

Value of Award: 

  • Great exposure and opportunity to meet professionals in various fields, and expand their professional network
  • Receive constructive criticisms from experts, which interim, allows participants to further enhance their ideas.
  • Winner(s) receive a two month fully funded internship in Qatar, at one of the world’s leading research and development centre. The internship offered for 1 individual or a team of 2 people.

Competitors who require financial support to attend AINAC can apply for travel and accommodation grant. This is available only for one person per team. The accommodation covers two nights in a shared room.

Duration of Award: 

  • Participation Application: 1st Sep 2017
  • Invitation Letters: 7th Sep 2017
  • Checklist submission: 25th Sep 2017
  • Register to conference 5th Oct 2017
  • Invite judges: 31st Oct 2017
  • Evaluate your project: 9th, 10th Nov 2017
  • Awards announced: 10th Nov 2017


Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Arab Innovation Network

Important Notes: Successful applicants will be notified and will receive invitation letters by 7th September 2017. Applicants will receive a notice if application has been declined.

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