FROM ROOKIE TO ROCKSTAR WITH  OUR POWERFUL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Programme Overview

Who else, other than one of the world’s boldest and most influential multinational tech events, has the credentials to unveil such a programme? Our point exactly.

Welcome to The GITEX HighFlyer by Ai Everything x GITEX.

The region’s one and only springboard to launch the world’s most potent tech talents and as-yet-undiscovered geniuses for the betterment of industry, society and the world.

The programme will place up to 100 student s across some of the world’s biggest corporate and government entities for a life-changing internship with intensive mentorship all the way, from application until the programme culmination. Students can participate individually or as a team but the goal remains the same – ultimate experience, exposure and training for excellence from the best in the business. Let’s get going then!

Programme Benefit

THE GITEX HIGHFLYER FOR SPONSORS
(EMPLOYER PARTNERS)

  • Get your pick of the region’s top tech talent pre-selected via our challenge process
  • Brand leverage with a global initiative alongside fantastic PR opportunities
  • Top-tier, prominent branding at the event
  • Senior company representative as part of the esteemed jury panel
  • Multi-level brand exposure across digital marketing and social campaigns
  • Be identified as a core part of the UAE’s tech development goals and government initiatives
  • Global media coverage during and after the event

THE GITEX HIGHFLYER FOR STUDENTS
(INTERNS)

  • Chance to land a tech internship with a globally renowned public or private entity
  • A minimum of six week internship programme hosted during the 2021 winter break or 2022 summer break
  • Hands-on training on real life projects and multiple business sectors
  • Mentorship from the leading tech and business minds
  • Present your project onsite at Ai Everything x GITEX and gain exposure to the upper echelons of the global tech ecosystem

APPLY AS AN INDIVIDUAL STUDENT

The Challenge - Technical

Undergrads, Masters or PhD students must show how tech solutions, artificial intelligence and/or data science can be applied to improve the lives of UAE residents. Each participant must develop an idea that applies AI and Data Science technologies to one of the following themes: Happiness, Healthcare, Education, Future Mobility

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First submission -
Open for registration 

Submit a maximum 2-minute video introducing your entry and addressing:

  • What is the problem the participant is looking at?
  • Why is solving the problem important for the UAE?
  • How can AI and/or Data Science technologies be used to solve the problem?
Shortlisted for mentorship –
By latest end of July 2021

All the submitted videos will be evaluated, then approximately 60-70% of entries will be shortlisted to move to round two, with the guidance of a mentor to refine and polish the entry in advance of the second submission.

Second submission –
Deadline 30th September

Shortlisted individuals must present a max 5-minute video, a project document (max 10 A4-pages) and a personal mission statement (max 300 words – under the title How will I change the world ).

  • Final submission should include what tech solutions (AI/Data Science etc) will be used to support the idea
Final presentation at the event –
on 18th October, Ai Everything x GITEX at Dubai World Trade Centre

Shortlisted individuals from round two must make their final idea pitch on stage at the Ai Everything x GITEX event, in one of the main summit theatres

APPLY AS A TEAM

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The Challenge - Technical

Undergrads, Masters or PhD students must work in teams of 2-4 to develop a mobile app using data from Bayanat, the official open source data portal of the UAE Government. The app must apply AI and data science technologies to improve lives of UAE residents, focusing around the themes of: Happiness, Healthcare, Education, Future Mobility.

First submission –
Open for registration

Teams must submit a maximum 2-minute video introducing your entry and addressing:

  • The idea for the mobile app
  • How the app will be using Bayanat data
  • How the proposed app will improve the lives of UAE residents
  • How the team members have the AI and Data Science skill to complete the project
Shortlisted for mentorship –
By latest end of July 2021

All the submitted videos will be evaluated, then shortlisted to move to round two with the guidance of a mentor to refine and polish the entry in advance of the second submission.

Second submission –
Deadline 30th September

Shortlisted teams must present a working prototype of the mobile app along with a max 5-minute video and a project document (max 10 A4-pages).

Final presentation at the event –
on 18th October, Ai Everything x GITEX at Dubai World Trade Centre

Shorlisted teams will make their final presentation to a jury panel at the Ai Everything x GITEX event, in one of the main summit theatres


SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Strategic Partner

Innovation Partner

A Global Network of Association Support

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