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Reimagine the future of trade

Your chance to be named as the first-ever student innovator for DP World

22 Aug - 28 Nov 2022

The Big Tech Project is a first-of-its-kind challenge that brings ideators and innovators from the best universities across India and UAE to solve some of the most interesting challenges in the world of trade — using the technology of the future.

In our journey to explore the Metaverse, this year’s theme revolves around one single question:

How would you solve trade challenges through the power of the Metaverse that would benefit DP World?




Cash reward

Win cash prizes worth USD 8000



Win a Macbook Air, and other prizes worth USD 15000


Work with DP World

Top 5 finalists will receive a paid internship at DP World

How it works

The Qualifier

22 Aug - 2 Oct 2022
Eligible students can submit a 2-3 minute explainer video of their best idea through the form.

The Grand Showcase

The selected teams will be given 10 days to prepare a detailed and innovative pitch deck explaining how they will bring their idea to life. For this round, UAE- and India-based participants will be flown to the Dubai and Bangalore offices to present these ideas to the DP World jury.

The Decider

Selected finalists will be given 7 weeks to build their prototype under the mentorship and guidance of DP World’s finest leaders and tech experts.

The final teams will take the stage in Dubai and present their final presentation at a 1-day grand finale.

Grand Finale - 28 November 2022

This is your chance to be named the first-ever student innovator for the world leader in smart logistics solutions
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At DP World, we don’t respond to change – we think ahead and anticipate it. We know that the industries of the future will not be industries of the hand, but of the mind. So we have to deploy industry-leading solutions and technology to embrace this shift.

— Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World




Each round will be judged on different criteria based on the round. The students will be informed in direct communication about these.

No, you do not need to make any payment to participate in the challenge.

Students from the below institutions are eligible to submit their ideas.

  • NSIT Delhi
  • IIIT Delhi
  • IIIT Bangalore
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • Higher Colleges of Technology
  • United Arab Emirates University
  • University of Sharjah
  • Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence
  • American University in Sharjah

Only one solution with an accompanying video is allowed per team/participant.

The guidelines for submitting the video are as below: 

  • An introduction of the team members in the video is mandatory
  • The team members in the video should be clearly visible while speaking 
  • The audio should be clear and audible
  • The video must not exceed 3 minutes
  • The format of the video must be MP4, and the file size must not exceed 10 MB
  • The video file should be named in the following format: Team Name_University

Yes, we will be sharing a presentation framework to create your pitch deck. For any queries or help regarding the presentation, you can contact us at

Each team will get a total of 30 minutes: 20 minutes for presenting, followed by a 10-minute Q&A round by the Jury.

Upon announcing the Top 5 finalists, the teams/participants will receive the grant in 1-3 days.

You can reach out to for any queries. Your questions will be resolved within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on the weekends.

Yes, expenses for all shortlisted candidates will be borne by DP World.