DIDI Project Design Space provides a unique opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in the field of design. DIDI Project Design Space sets itself apart from other innovation programs by offering student teams the rare opportunity to work on real design projects for actual clients, including government bodies, corporates and non-profits.


To date, students have completed design challenges for entities such as adidas, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Holding, Emirates Marine Environmental Group, Emirates Nature-WWF, IBM, Landmark Group, LEGO Middle East, Nike, RAKBANK, Splash, The Dubai Mall, and Expo 2020 Dubai.


The 2020-2021 program will be 100% virtual and is open to high school students across the GCC region. Participating schools will select one or two teacher sponsors, who will be invited to a virtual workshop. At the workshop, they will receive all program materials and learn techniques for teaching students how to think and work like designers. The teacher sponsors will then virtually coach student teams as they design solutions for their clients.


The DIDI Project Design Space team, alongside DIDI faculty and staff, will also offer monthly virtual workshops for teachers and students throughout the program to support students


The program finishes with a boot camp and finals competition where select teams will be invited to pitch their ideas to their clients.

To learn more about the 2020-2021 program, email us at

Schools should register for the program here.


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