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Cash prizes

The most innovative ideas will win USD 15,000 and the opportunity to receive up to USD 100,000 for proof of concept development.

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Global exposure

A chance to showcase your idea in front of a global audience in 2022.

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A remarkable opportunity to network with experts and partners from a wide range of fields.

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Mentoring from leading scientists and researchers in the region.

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Visit to Doha

Travel and accommodation costs covered for the final competition and prize ceremony in Doha, Qatar.

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Business support 

Winners will be offered access to incubation or accelerators from Challenge 22 partners – bringing your idea to life. 

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Sustainability and post-tournament legacy use are at the core of our design strategies for the stadiums and precincts proposed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.

We want creative and cost-effective ideas that will lead to more sustainable outcomes in the design, construction and operational stages of our tournament infrastructure delivery.

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Health & safety

Health & safety awareness is embedded in the SC’s corporate culture, and we strongly believe that every employee deserves safe, healthy and humane working and living conditions.

Your innovation should focus on occupational health & safety awareness, or enhancing and monitoring the health and safety of employees.

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Internet of things

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will be the most connected in history. Your challenge is to identify ways in which the internet of things can provide innovative services that create a more accessible, safer and better tournament experience.

Your innovation should focus on at least one of the following areas: journey planning and navigation; crowd control; virtual queues; sport as entertainment; or sport and health.

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Tourism experience

In 2022, fans from around the world will converge on Qatar in a celebration of the beautiful game. It is imperative that we provide our guests with consistently high levels of service, and deliver an amazing experience at every point.

We want you to create memorable experiences that reflect the best of the Arab world, and contribute to the long-term diversification of the Qatari and regional economies.

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Proposal submissions

12 December 2016 ١٢ ديسمبر ٢٠١٦

Pick a challenge and submit a short proposal showing how your innovation will address this challenge. See how to write a proposal for guidance.

Round one review

16 January 2017 ١٦ يناير ٢٠١٧

Your proposal will be evaluated by our panel of experts from various fields. Check the evaluation criteria for details about how they will assess your submission.

Proposal refinement

27 February 2017 ٢٧ فبراير ٢٠١٧

Semi-finalists will have the opportunity to be mentored by leading scientists and researchers to fine-tune their proposals for the next stage.

Round two review

17 April 2017 ١٧ أبريل ٢٠١٧

Applications are narrowed down further, with finalists flown to Doha for business development workshops and to present their projects to our judges.

Final competition and prize ceremony

Doha, Qatar | 7–11 May 2017

All finalists will benefit from networking and skills development opportunities during this week. The winners will each take home USD 15,000 in prize money, the chance to apply for a grant of up to USD 100,000 and invaluable contacts and opportunities.