Challenge 22 opens the door for startups, helping them to develop their product and take it to market. It targets inventions and solutions that can enhance the fan experience and accessibility at mega-events – such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – and benefit Qatar and the region.
The programme was launched in 2015 as a competition for budding entrepreneurs, innovators and pioneers across the Arab world. It has evolved to quickly bring solutions to life by partnering startups with investors and stakeholders.
As the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s flagship innovation programme, we are seeking global talent, with a focus on the Arab region.
Implementation and global exposure
Implement and showcase your product at local, regional and international events held in Qatar.
The chance to receive grant funding to implement, pilot or operate your innovative solutions.
Support to operate your startup and establish a presence in Qatar.
Receive coaching and mentoring support from leading industry and subject-matter experts.
Connect with potential investors and clients from a wide range of fields for business collaboration.
Retention of equity and IP
Receive equity-free grant funding and retain exclusive ownership of all intellectual property (IP) rights.