As soon as we invite applications, thousands of startups clamour to showcase their products and solutions to Challenge 22. The applicants’ backgrounds and qualifications are as diverse as their innovations, underlining a global passion for making a mark on the world’s biggest sporting event.
Selected startups succeed in commercialising their product or solutions regionally and globally, with the support of Challenge 22 mentors and partners. Of course, it’s the tireless work and determination of the startups’ founders and employees that gets them to the proof of concept stage and beyond.
Find out about Challenge 22 startups and their products:
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A social network for fans, clubs and brands, connecting the football community.
Creating the first-ever entertainment platform in braille.
Harnessing solar energy from flat rooftops, walkways and pedestrian spaces.
The Arab world’s largest podcast platform, empowering listeners, creators and advertisers.
This unique, locally derived product is making the world a greener place.
Automated concession sales allow football fans to order food right to their seats.
This shading wind turbine generates green electricity, gives you WiFi and charges your phone.
Transforming palm branches into sustainable composite material.
A team of university students wanted to create a completely different kind of fan experience.
A potentially life-saving solution.
Enhancing crowd management using smart cameras.
A team of Arab innovators are bringing the world’s biggest football tournament to life – for everybody.
Read about the winning startups: ARVEX | Bonocle | Eila | ELPALM | Fanera | Moistchar | Palm Engineered Composite | Podeo | Scalable Synthesis of Expanded Polystyrene | SunPave | Synaplexus | Tactile Palm Communicator | ViaVii
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