Conference Application and Registration


Applications for HIC Dubai 2019 are now closed


  1. Apply

Fill out the application form below to begin the process of reserving your spot at the HGEM Innovation Challenge Dubai 2019.

  • Regular Application Round: January 15, 2019 | 11:59 EST

  • Late Application Round: February 5, 2019 | 11:59 EST
    Late applications are not guaranteed a spot at HIC.


Faculty members who are interested in attending the conference either in part or in full to accompany your students may do so by submitting an application below. It is highly encouraged and expected that schools with more than three delegates send at least one faculty advisor.


Please contact if you would like to register multiple students as a school delegation.


2. Receive acceptance

Should you be accepted to HIC 2019, you will receive an acceptance letter. Please confirm your spot afterwards by paying the fees below.


3. Pay Fees

Lastly, please pay the delegate fee using the link below. The deadline for fee payment is below.

February 5, 2019 | 11:59 EST


This application process reflects our newest and most streamlined registration timeline.
Please see the Registration Guide for more information.


Conference Fees

The delegate and faculty advisor registration fees are inclusive of:

  • Delegate Training Guides: Online guides designed by the directors of the conference to equip delegates with information and material to excel at the conference.

  • Background Guides: Track specific Background Guides, authored by track directors and conference speakers, will help all delegates prepare better for the conference.

  • Social & Conference Events: Entry to all conference events, including speeches, seminars, social events, competitions, and workshops.

  • Meals and Snacks: Multiple meals and coffee breaks throughout the conference.

  • Faculty Agenda: Engaging Faculty Advisor Agenda comprising of engaging workshops, social, and networking events. TBA.

  • Taxes: 5% VAT

  • Visa Assistance: International delegates will also receive assistance with visa processing. This will strictly be limited to providing the necessary government permission in the UAE.

    Please get in touch with our team at if you would like assistance with conference payments, flight ticket bookings, or hotel bookings.


Early, Regular, and Late Round Fees

$260 USD per delegate

$50 USD per faculty advisor



Hotel Accommodations

This year, we are pleased to assist with hotel reservations for delegates choosing to stay at the Rove Healthcare City, Dubai.

The Rove Hotel will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and has a limited number of slots.

The Rove Healthcare City Hotel is the most convenient hotel for conference, as it is nearby to the state-of-the-art Ismaili Convention Centre. The hotel area is a short walk from the conference venue. Please email if you would like to book accommodation for the conference.

Room rates per night:

Single Occupancy: AED 315
Double Occupancy: AED 360

*Above costs include VAT and WiFi



Conference Venue


All conference events will take place in the Ismaili Centre in Dubai. The air-conditioned center is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art convention facility in the heart of Dubai. It is the proud host of multiple heads of state and international delegations. It is 15 minutes from the heart of Dubai’s financial and commercial center and 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport.



Conference Awards

Below is a tentative list of the awards to be distributed at the conference in each track.
A judging rubric will be made available prior to the conference.

Best Delegate

Best Speaker

Best Research

Team Award: Best Overall Solution