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AWARD CATEGORIES

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INNOVATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AWARD


Description:

The project submitted by the applicant must be an innovative and prototyped, piloted or deployed solution, with the ability to demonstrate measurable results. The project must be developed and executed by the applicant with the aim of extracting safe drinking water from natural sources in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. The project should be able to operate exclusively on renewable energy once deployed in the field without affecting its economic viability. The project should preferably be a solution that is easily installed, operated and maintained without the need for highly specialised skills and tools and should be able to operate reliably in different and harsh ambient conditions, using low cost and maintenance friendly technology.

Intended Applicants:

Individuals or teams from non-profit, educational and academic institutions and research centres that are independent or annexed to governmental or semi-governmental organisations.


NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
AWARD

In addition to the category description, the application must be submitted by the project team and endorsed by the research / educational / corporate / non-profit institution within the UAE that is sponsoring the project.


Prize Money and Distribution:

Prize money will be awarded to the sponsoring institution/entity directly (not the project team). A prize distribution agreement between the sponsoring institution and the project shall be provided and submitted to the Applications Team. The sponsoring institution shall be responsible for further distribution of the prize as per the prize distribution agreement.


Total prize value is $200,000 and is distributed as follows:

1st Place: $100,000

2nd Place: $60,000

3rd Place: $40,000

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AWARD

In addition to the category description, the application must be submitted by the project team and endorsed by the research / educational/ corporate / non-profit institution outside the UAE that is sponsoring the project.


Prize Money and Distribution:

Prize money will be awarded to the sponsoring institution/entity directly (not the project team). A prize distribution agreement between the sponsoring institution and the project shall be provided and submitted to the Applications Team. The sponsoring institution shall be responsible for further distribution of the prize as per the prize distribution agreement.


Total prize value is $200,000 and is distributed as follows:

1st Place: $100,000

2nd Place: $60,000

3rd Place: $40,000

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