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Tawazun Economic Council challenge

With the objective of saving lives and protecting the environment, the Tawazun Economic Council challenge is a competition that aims to develop a non-toxic and non-incendiary pyrotechnic smoke.

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Tawazun Economic Council challenge


Hexachloroethane Smoke (HCE) is an important screening and signaling device used in civilian, security and law enforcement applications. However, HCE is toxic and has proven to be harmful to the environment and the people exposed to it. This competition will help develop an alternative to the existing hexachloroethane (HC) and terephthalic (TA) smoke compositions that will contribute positively to health, safety and the environment.

Improve Quality of Life For Personal
Eliminate Environmental Hazards
Save Lives

H.E. Tareq Al Hosani

We are very happy and proud to partner with Sandooq Al Watan in launching this important challenge that will spur innovation in the UAE and strengthen cooperation between academia and industry in sourcing solutions edited

H.E. Tareq Al HosaniChief Executive Officer, Tawazun Economic Council

How to win

The Grand Prize of $1 million will be awarded to the team that develops a non-toxic and non-incendiary pyrotechnic smoke that will meet or exceed the current characteristics for obscuration in comparable products within the time period specified in the competition timeline. Further information can be found in the competition guidelines.

Prize Announcement
Team Registration & Summary Proposal Deadline
Detailed Concept Design Document Submission
End of Round 1: Initial Teams Selection
End of Round 2: Finalist Announced & Milestone Prize Awarded
Beginning of Round 3: Challenge Start
Proof of Concept
Submission of Final Reports
Prize End Date: Winner Announced & Grand Prize Awarded