Highlights from the Tatawwar semifinal workshops in the Middle East and North Africa



Tatawwar workshops are completed. The top 20 finalists will be announced soon…

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We are delighted to announce that the Tatawwar prototyping workshops in the Middle East and North Africa are completed and now we are waiting for the final judges’ decision to announce the Top 20 finalists across the region.

Find below a key highlight video for each workshop:

Dubai, UAE: 18 Jan 2020, In5 Design Innovation Centre


Abu Dhabi, UAE: 25 Jan 2020, Makerspace (formally Techshop)


Manama, Bahrain: 25 Jan 2020, Brinc Batelco IoT Hub


Cairo, Egypt: 01 Feb 2020, American University of Cairo


Kuwait, Kuwait: 08 Feb 2020, Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC)


Doha, Qatar: 08 Feb 2020, Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) FabLab


Cairo, Egypt: 14 Feb 2020, American University of Cairo


Muscat, Oman: 15 Feb 2020, National Youth Commission


Alexandria, Egypt: 15 Feb 2020, Jesuit Cultural Center, Karakeeb Makerspace


Algiers, Algeria: 21 Feb 2020, CapCowork


Algiers, Algeria: 22 Feb 2020, CapCowork


Dubai, UAE: 29 Feb 2020, Dwight School Dubai


The workshops provided these shortlisted projects with the tools to make their projects a reality. At the end of each workshop, a panel of judges across all the workshops will then select the top 20 to participate in the final round, where they will develop their projects further with the aid of extensive coaching from industry leaders.

The top three winners’ prototypes will be showcased at the HSBC sponsored UK Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020, and will also receive cash prizes of USD 5,000, USD 3,000 and USD 1,500 respectively.


Some photos from different workshops:







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