UAE Drones for Good Award

Entries for the e UAE Drones for Good Award is being accepted. Both domestic and overseas students are welcome to apply. They are expected to be able to suggest new ways of improving an existing service through the use of drones. Up to $1 million will be given away for the winning applicants. The closing date of application is October 31, 2016.

Program Description
UAE Drones for Good is an annual international competition and award by the Government of the United Arab Emirates to encourage useful and positive applications for drone technology. The UAE Drones for Good Award is dedicated to transforming the innovative technologies behind civilian drones into practical, realizable solutions for improving people’s lives today. This Award is designed to offer the people of the world an opportunity to really make a difference. With a commitment underlined by the significant prize fund.

Award Value
The largest of its kind, the award currently stands at $1 million for the international competition and UAE Dhs1 million for the UAE competition.

Level and Area of Studies: Any

Place of Study: Any

Eligibility and Criteria

  • To attend and demonstrate a working prototype at the final stage of the competition
  • Entries must reflect a genuine service or present a solution to a real human need
  • Entries must suggest new ways of improving an existing service through the use of drones, or suggest new kinds of services that could be practically and economically implemented through drone technologies
  • Be semi or fully autonomous
  • Be innovative and use the most advanced civilian technology available
  • Be safe, effective and economical.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

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Application Instruction

  • Step 1: Register on the website at
  • Step 2: Create and upload your video
  • Step 3: Complete your online submission form

Submission Deadline
October 31, 2016.

Website and Application Link

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