SEF competitions

University Students

Pioneers of the Future Hackathon
Are you an Emirati university student, fresh graduate or young professional? Are you willing to solve some of the world’s challenges and become a global changemaker?


High School Students

Are you passionate about social change?
Come and pitch your idea at SEF!
Open to schools across the Emirates.


Access Sharjah challenge

The Access Sharjah Challenge, powered by Sheraa and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, empowers innovative, creative and tech-savvy startups to grow and push the boundaries of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). The Access Sharjah Challenge was launched to support the United Nations Assembly’s declaration of 2021 as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.