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The program at a Glance

Innovation Diwan is a unique program that follows a crowdsourcing model of innovative solutions to solve local challenges faced by our community in the Kingdom. 

The program can be explained in four key phases including challenge selection, bootcamps, pitching, and solution adoption. Throughout this journey, young people are encouraged to apply their thinking and potentially implement it with potential adopters and partners. 


This program was specifically designed to engage Saudi youth in solving the challenges in their community by using their innovation and problem solving capabilities. 


Innovation Diwan Challenges:


Human Capabilities - Active Citizenship - Health - Quality of Life


Program Stages:

  • Idea Submission: Share your solution to solve one of the challenges identified above


  • Team Forming: Select your team if you would like to to form one or directly work by yourself if you wish.


  • Bootcamp: Utilizing design thinking and service design to develop your solution more thoroughly. This bootcamp will prepare you to develop your business model canvass and have a business plan for potential adoption


  • Winner Selection: Out of all the solutions that were presented. 15 will win the chance to present to potential adopters of their solutions


  • Pitching & Adoption: A pitching panel will be held for winners to pitch their solutions to a panel of potential sponsors in order to implement their solution for the community’s benefit. 


What will you gain from participating?

  • Engagement with Experts
  • Meeting like minded-young people to network with
  • Learning design thinking and problem solving skills
  • A chance to implement your solutions for the good of your community


Ideas submission deadline is 20/10/2021

Starting Date

22nd September 2021

Program highlights

1 month duration
The camp starts with choosing challenges and moves through to designing creative solutions for them
Solutions Design Camp
Design solutions for the challenges proposed by young people in cooperation with experts
Evaluate proposed solutions
The community will be involved in the evaluation of all ideas
Upgrading personal skills
Improve your analytical thinking and creative design skills

Application criteria

  • Saudis - and progeny of a Saudi mother.

What you will learn from this program

meet and learn from different industries experts
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Societal challenges will be researched by experts in the field and the appropriate ones will be chosen.

Develop a communication skills and build a relationships with those who share the same interests

Opening the door for youth to present suggested solutions to solve the chosen challenges.

Learn new ways of thinking and design to help you develop your career in the future
Capable of implement your ideas in reality

Frequently asked questions

Saudis above the age of 16 or Children of a Saudi parent above the age of 16.

Absolutely, you are able to submit a solution to more than one challenge.

 It is recommended to have a team but it is not required.

 Your commitment is required throughout the program. This, of course, depends upon if your solution is selected to proceed to the next phase.

Contact Us if you still have any questions

Application Process

  • Sign up

    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile

  • Apply

    Select this program and click the apply button

  • Evaluation

    We will review your application criteria and decide if this program is right for you

  • Application confirmation

    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation

Skills you will gain:

Volunteering Creative thinking Communication skills Social responsibility Innovation & Creativity Teamwork


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