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Deadline: September 30, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction to the degree or design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
There is no restriction to the number of members who can participate in a team.
The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.

Elevate Competition 2019

Technology has miraculously enabled people to stay connected, informed, and entertained, from every street and corner. It is usual for someone to stare at their screens despite being surrounded by people in public spaces that are designed to offer respite from the constant hubbub of urban life and engage people in interactions.

Social interaction is a way to communicate ideas, meet new people and share conversations in a social setting. However, this definition is changing with the introduction of new companions in the form of devices that accompany people.

This raises the question of whether we have surrendered ourselves to devices that in turn isolate us from those around?

Or conversely, is the real world not interesting enough?

The hyper-productivity mindset with passing time has eventually made humans more dissatisfied and caught up with things in the name of efficiency. And our feelings for the role of public spaces, in general, are no different from this fundamental idea.

It’s this similar mindset that propels the civic planners to squeeze in an extra office block, or a housing unit, or a road for quick mobility – instead of creating actual quality public space for plenty reasons – but mostly in the name of ‘efficient’ and ’cost effective’ city planning.

Does this mean our devices are getting better but our public spaces are not?

What can we do for these outdated poorly performing public spaces/streets suffering from this quality crisis and outdated design?

If we can’t break this connectivity continuum, how can we break the screen time for a short while to disconnect and reconnect, even for a few seconds?

If not possible to break the screen time then how can we use these devices in our hands to make our public spaces relevant again?

Awards and fees

The registration fee will increase based on the number of registrations received at the time of your registration. Based on the number of registrations the prize pool will also increase.

A total of 500 entries will be accepted in the competition till the last deadline of registration. If the competition reaches a total registered entries of 500, then the registration will be closed at a total prize pool of 15,000 USD.

The sooner you register, the less you will pay as fees. The more number of teams you will compete with, the higher amount of prize you will be entitled to receive.

Interested in attending the Startupbootcamp Elevate Competition 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.


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