Applications can be submitted before November 17, 2016

PEPSICO UAE INNOVATION CHALLENGE

  • Powered by Launchpad & SkillPowerment, in parternship with the MEED Innovation Live! November 21, 2016 Dubai, UAE
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PEPSICO UAE INNOVATION CHALLENGE

PEPSICO UAE INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Powered by Launchpad & SkillPowerment, in partnership with the MEED Innovation Live ! Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai- 21 November 2016

As part of the UAE Innovation Week 2016, PepsiCo UAE Innovation Challenge is a contest for UAE based youth organized in partnership with Launchpad and SkillPowerment to drive and foster a culture of innovation and to recognize innovations that can improve the quality of life, drive the economy and promote entrepreneurship.

The contest will take place as part of MEED’s Innovation Live event on November 21st. Are you ready to shape the future of your community? Are you an innovative young person in the ages of 15-30, an innovative young start-up with an innovative idea that can make a difference and drive the sustainable development of the UAE.

Participate now in the PepsiCo UAE Innovation Challenge and get the chance to develop your skills, connect with some of the best speakers on innovation and gain exposure for your idea. Your idea will be recognized in front of a reputable judging panel.

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Award Categories

The Innovation challenge will award ideas in the following 3 categories:

  • Signature Theme

    Renewable and clean energy - Water

    MOST INNOVATIVE
    ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IDEA
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    Education - Women talent development and empowerment - Skills building

    MOST INNOVATIVE
    TALENT DEVELOPMENT IDEA
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    Leveraging technology to drive health and wellness - Health and wellness services, products - Health and wellness campaigns

    MOST INNOVATIVE
    HEALTH AND WELLNESS START-UP/IDEA
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How to Participate

Read more below about how you can participate with us in this challenge

Eligibility

Competition is open to all young persons in the ages between 15-30 from all walks of life including: Innovative young individuals - Innovative youth start-ups

Participation

Please fill in the following form below

Deadline

Applications can be submitted between October 25 and November 17, 2016

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Timeline

Applications can be submitted between October 25 and November 17, 2016

Signature Theme

Submission Date

Between October 25 and November 17, candidates can submit and fill in the below mentioned registration form.

Signature Theme

Evaluation Phase

From November 17-20: Ideas will be screened and you will receive a confirmation on whether you have been shortlisted and will join the final round. If shortlisted you will be invited to the Innovation live event on November 21st as part of the UAE Innovation Week.

Signature Theme

Innovation Live !

On November 21st you will be invited to the pitch of your ideas if shortlisted in the final round from 9am – 1pm at the Innovation live event. During the pitch you will be expected to present your video and PowerPoint presentation of your idea of no more than 5 slides before a panel of judges. Winners will be announced on the morning of the event following the pitches. From 1pm -5pm, winners of the competition will gain special access to the experience zone at innovation live and will get to attend workshops led by some of the most innovative and inspiring speakers talking about innovation and get to hear about the latest in creativity as well as new and breakthrough ideas. This event is exclusive and by invitation only but MEED is offering access to all winners.

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REGISTRATION

Prior to the event- please fill in the form responding to all questions in details. Please prepare a video pitch of your idea that is no longer than 3 to 4 minutes and a presentation no more than 5 slides. All materials will need to be submitted during the event- Please be ready to show your video and to present your idea before a panel of judges. Videos of finalists and winners will be profiled on MEED to provide exposure.

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Meet our Team

For any pressing questions, please connect with us at pepsicoinnovationuae@skillpowerment.com

Director of Corporate Affairs- PepsiCo MENA

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Noha Hefny

Chief Executive - Launchpad, United Arab Emirates

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Aysha Al Awadhi

Community Manager- SkillPowerment

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Caroline Ismail

Communications Analyst- PepsiCo MENA

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Victoria Galan

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Partners

Powered by Launchpad & SkillPowerment, in partnership with the MEED Innovation Live !

PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a leading global food and beverage company. We are committed to Performance with Purpose, a pioneering vision launched in 2006 rooted in the fundamental belief that business success is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world we share.

Launchpad

Launchpad a UAE enterprise mandated to align aspirations of public & private sectors towards sustainable economic & human capital development, and to foster the development and execution of impactful social enterprises & CSR initiatives.

SkillPowerment

SkillPowerment is a platform which aims to address the alarming youth unemployment and poverty rates in the Middle East and Africa. The platform links youth organizations with companies that will share skills with youth and help them invest in their human capital.

Innovation Live! Summit

Innovation Live! is designed to converge government and business innovation ideologies and subsequently find solutions in the sustainable energy, smart cities, education, healthcare, transport and industrial diversification sectors.

MEED: Middle East Business Intelligence

MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine, more than 30 C-level executive conferences and summits hosted by MEED Events.

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GET IN TOUCH

For any inquiry related to PepsiCo Social Impact Competition, please contact us on pepsicoinnovationuae@skillpowerment.com

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