Qatar Football AssociationNews
27.01.2015 19:47 in :

DOHA: The Challenge 22 Roadshow will visit Qatar for two days-Challenge 22 is an innovation award developed to inspire and challenge the region’s brightest minds- and all innovators, entrepreneurs and individuals with big ideas are invited to visit us to learn more about this exciting new competition

Initiated by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Silatech and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Challenge 22 is an innovation award that was borne out of a desire to celebrate the 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM as a regional event.

Challenge 22 is seeking applicants within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with solution based proposals related to three key themes that address challenges faced by Qatar and the world, when hosting major sports events.

The three themes for the inaugural launch of the award are Sustainability, Event Experience, and Sports and Health. Successful applicants have the opportunity to win a cash prize of USD $20,000 during Phase 1 of the competition and a grant to further develop their idea into a proof of concept during Phase 2 of the competition.

Whilst in Qatar the Challenge 22 Roadshow will organize information sessions at Hamad Bin Khalifa University on the 28th and 29th of January from 12:00-1:00 pm, in order to meet with potential applicants and to provide more information about this new initiative. Challenge 22 Ambassadors the Kuwaiti entrepreneur Areej Al-Khrafi and the well-known Emirati animation directorMohammad Saeed Harib, in addition to challenge 22 ambassador in Qatar inventor Mohammad Al-Hossani the winner of 2014 edition of the renowned program Stars of Science, will be joining us to share their inspirational story and explain how they overcame the challenges they faced on their journey to success.

Fatma Al Nuaimi, Social and Human Legacy Manager at the SC spoke about the Challenge 22 roadshow, “We’re delighted to be here in Qatar to inform people about this wonderful opportunity. We are proud to be supporting innovation and we know there are many innovators in Qatar and the region waiting to be discovered. The enthusiasm and interest we have received so far has been overwhelming. We’d like to encourage more people to attend and find out how they can be part of Challenge 22.”

The Challenge 22 Roadshow commenced on 25 January in Kuwait and will conclude on 17 February in UAE. The next stop on the Challenge 22 Roadshow will be Saudi Arabia from 1 February to 5 February. For a full schedule of Challenge 22 activities and for more information about the award, please visit www.challenge22.qa.