We are so excited and gratefull that more than 1100 students from around the world have joined Global Sustainability Space Challenge 2022 - a competition fo-cused on integrating space in global entrepreneurial solutions for the humankind. It has been a truly innovative, inspiring and empowering journey together.

Initiated and organized for impact by Qatar University and Metavisionaries in partnership with ICE Cubes Service, Metaspace, International Space University, Club for the Future by Blue Origin, Space Applications Services our Challenge has come with big ambition - find new, high impact solutions to foster a sustainable fu-ture in a world that is increasingly fast moving, unpredictable and full of opportunities.

  • Five sustainability challenges: Climate Solutions, Food & Agriculture, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Consumption & Supply Chain, Arts, Fashion & 3D Printing Tracks.
  • Mentorship from world known experts
  • 5 “Why space ?” webinars
  • “How to prepare a Winning Pitch” webinar
  • Space and metaverse environment
  • 48 hours Metavisionaries Hackathon
  • International high level Jury
  • 5 track winners
  • 1 grand price

  • More than 1100 students registered from around the world
  • 81 multicultural & interdisciplinary teams formed and submitted their initial ideas
  • 39 teams were down selected & worked on full proposals
  • 18 teams were selected to go to the finals and do the Final Pitch

Closing Ceremony and the Panel Discussion “Making the Case for Space Economy” at Qatar University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1ILQiqlNRs

Message from the Judges panel


Teams competed in five tracks over two blocks of time (morning and afternoon). Judges were assigned to each track according to their subject matter expertise. As a result, the morning and afternoon sessions had different judge panel composi-tions. Each judge completed a score card for each team, with scoring taking place across 6 categories and 15 specific criteria. The Judges scores were tabulated and each team then received an average score across all judges.


With each team's scoring as a key factor, the judges convened to evaluate each of the five track's matrix of scores. Often a clear winner was quickly identified. For tracks where a clear winner was not evident, the judges discussed each team's merits and collaboratively identified the winner.
Surprisingly, two teams in one category were so compelling that the Judges award-ed both recognition as a track champion.


Once the track champions were identified, the judges then had the difficult task of selecting which team among the track champions would win the overall competi-tion.
The judges further reviewed three key factors:

  1. Whether the team's business model was theoretical or tested
  2. The project's relation to space and the identified SDGs
  3. The team's potential to successfully implement their idea

Ultimately, one team rose above the rest. Not coincidentally, this team was also the highest scoring team in the competition.

The Winners!!!

Life Science track winner

Team 13, Particulate Matter Monitoring

Palestine Palestine

Health Alert System
A device that reads pm 2,5 particles and sends the data to an app working in cohe-sion with a satellite to plot concentration points on a map.

Agriculture & Food track winner

Team 8, Ocean Microplastics

Palestine Brazil

Microplastics: determining the future of seafood production
By collecting satellite and land-based data related to microplastic concen-tration and water properties, this project aims to create a prediction model for the concentration of microplastics, fish quality, and production in different fishing areas, having as the main goal to improve the fish quality and quantity delivered to the world population.
Video Link: Video Rosetta Team

Supply Chain Track winner

Team 4, Se-Explores, Self Deorbiting CubeSats

egypt Egypt / ksa Saudi Arabia

Self Deorbiting CubeSats
New passive Mechanism to self-deorbiting CubeSats after finishing their active life in Low Earth Orbit and reuse the re-entered material.

Climate Action Track winners

1. Team1, Phytoplankton

egypt Egypt

Habitants of phytoplankton using Earth observation
Our idea simply is providing safe habitats for phytoplankton to benefit from oxygen they produce in increasing oxygen levels in our atmosphere and we also monitor its health and status globally from space.

2. Team 13, Using Renewable energies as an alternative to fuel for plane

qatar Qatar

CCS Station
Fly it clean with CCS team’s planes charging stations, high in the middle of the sky!

Arts, Fashion & 3D Printing Track winner

Team 4, 3D Food Printing

egypt Egypt / ksa Saudi Arabia / uk UK / palestine Palestine

3D Printing food in space
3D Food printing allow creating nutritionally complete designs to keep the astor-nauts physically healthy and allow to design custom meals inflight, combining per-sonal needs with individually tailored nutrition design 3D edible sculptures would be stimulating and good for mental health.


Life Science & Healthcare Track - Team 13, Particulate Matter Monitoring

palestine Palestine

The Winners Moment !

The Judges of Global Sustainability Space Challenge 2022

International Judges

Dr Jim Green
is the former NASA Chief Scientist and a founding partner of Metavisionaries.

Dr Tara Ruttley
is an expert in space life sciences, currently the Chief Scientist for Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef space station and former Associate Chief Scientist at NASA.

Mr Adam Zuckerman
is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and former Director of Innovation at the Discovery Channel.

Mr Marcus Anzengruber
is a serial entrepreneur in human performance and technology, and an expert in virtual reality.

Mr Jim Adams
is an Aerospace consultant and former Deputy Chief Technology Officer at NASA.

Juan De Dalmau
is a former President of the international Space University, Head of the ESTEC/ECSAT (European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications ) Communication Office

David Cullen
is Professor of Astrobiology & Space Biotechnology, Cranfield University, UK

Reinhold Ewald
flew as astronaut to the space station MIR, Professor for Astronautics and Space Stations at the Institute of Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart

Qatar Judges

Professor Rana Sobh
Dean, College of Business & Economics Qatar University

Dr. Layla Kamareddine
Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Health Sciences, Qatar University

Dr. Mohammed H. Abu-Dieyeh
Professor, Applied Plant Ecology Acting Department Head Biological and Environmental Sciences College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Helmi Hamdi
Qatar University

Dr. Amr Samir Zaki Aly Elalfy
Assistant Professor of Management College of Business and Economics

Awdesh Chetal
Entrepreneur, Investor and Startup Mentor, CEO and Co-Founder “HyperThink Systems”

John-John Cabibihan
Ph.D., Graduate Program Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Program Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Dept. College of Engineering, Qatar University

Dr. Nayef Alibrahim
Founding Partner & CEO Ibtechar Digital Solutions

The Mentors of Global Sustainability Space Challenge 2022

International Mentors

Prof. Monica Monici
Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences, University of Florence

Prof. Joseph Borg
Founder of Spaceomix, Professor and Principal Investogator at University of Malta. Single Cell Investigator

L. DeWayne Cecil
Founder and Director, Destination SPACE, Inc.- STEM

Dr. Miki Sode
Innovation Strategist, Human Centered Systems Thinker, In dependant Consultant, fomer NASA Research Associate

Dr. Veronica De Micco
Associate Professor of Environemental and Applied Bortany at University of Naples Federico II

Dr. Luca Nardi
ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Laboratory of Biotechnology

Cindy Bouthot
President at Space Commerce Matters, a pioneer in Low Earth

Jovita Majauskaite
Founder & CEO, Meta Purpose Leadership Consultancy, former Executive director of UNICEF Lithuania

Andrei Sapera
Researcher in Space Economics/ExoEconomics

Eanna Christin Doyle
International Space University, Creative Director at Buble Studios

Ayesha Mubarak Ali
Co-Founder and Creative Director of Metavisionaries, Visual Fusion-Tech Artist, Top 100 Women of the Future

Qatar Mentors

Prof. Mohd Nishat Faisal
Professor of Management, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University

Dr. Mokhter Hossain
Research Assitant Professor of Management, Center of Entrepreneurship and Organisational Excellence, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University

Boumediene Ramadani
Research Associate Professor of Management, Center of Entrepreneurship and Organisational Excellence

Dr. Arsalan Safari
Research Assitant Professor of Management, Center of Entrepreneurship and Organisational Excellence, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University

Dr. Lamay Bin Sabir
Qatar University