Frequently Asked Questions

When does the period registration end?

The registration period ends on the 5th of March, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Where will the event take place?

The event will take place at the Voco hotel in Riyadh.

When will the event take place?

The competition will take place on the 4th of April, 2020 starting from 8 AM and ending at 6 PM.

Will housing and plane tickets be provided for participant from outside of Riyadh?

Housing and plane tickets will not be provided.

What are the requirements to participate?

There are no specific requirements. All that’s needed is an innovative and unique idea that can be presented to the panel of judges.

What’s the maximum team size?

The maximum team size is five members.

Can I register without a team?

Yes, and you can use the Absher Challenge site to meet other individuals who may be interested in working with you.

Are mixed gender teams allowed?


Should I bring a laptop?

Yes, participants are required to bring everything they need in order to present their ideas in front of the judging panel.

Will data be provided during the registration period to help with the ideation process?

Yes, you’ll be able to download a few documents once you create an account.

Will data be provided during the event?

Yes, if your idea is accepted then you will be contacted, and the required data will be provided.

Do the participants own the rights to the ideas they submit?

No, and participants are required to agree to the terms upon submitting their ideas.

Will participants receive certificates?

All participants that provided solutions will receive certificates of participation at the end of the event.

What are the allowed nationalities?

This event is open for all nationalities.

Will meals be provided on the day of the event?