Challenge 22 winners standing on stage with their awards
Challenge 22 winners standing on stage with their awards

Challenge 22

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, 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.

Benefits

Implementation and global exposure

Implementation and global exposure

Implement and showcase your product at local, regional and international events held in Qatar.

Funding

Funding

The chance to receive grant funding to implement, pilot or operate your innovative solutions.

Business support

Business support

Support to operate your startup and establish a presence in Qatar.

Mentorship

Mentorship

Receive coaching and mentoring support from leading industry and subject-matter experts.

Networking

Networking

Connect with potential investors and clients from a wide range of fields for business collaboration.

Retention of equity and IP

Retention of equity and IP

Receive equity-free grant funding and retain exclusive ownership of all intellectual property (IP) rights.
 

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Challenge 22 in Numbers


Challenge 22 began in

2015

More than

1,400 

Applications


Innovators from 10 Arab countries

Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE


USD 1,825,000

in grant funds awarded to startups


OVER 30

Global partners make Challenge 22 possible

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