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Deadline: March 29, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: This challenge is open to post-secondary education, undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline. These include Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education students. Submissions are invited from all students at all stages of their academic studies.

Global Student Innovation Challenge 2019

The Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC) is an annual event held at each International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe).

It provides a platform to encourage students from all over the world to compete in developing creative and innovative devices or solutions to improve the quality of living of the elderly and people with disability.

It showcases the talents and abilities of these students while providing an opportunity to work with clients and clinicians to develop these innovative ideas.

It also facilitates cooperation and networking among the students and gives them an opportunity to listen to speakers from across the world and region.

Categories

There are 2 categories in this challenge:

  • Design

Students are expected to apply User-Centered Design process to produce a solution that ‘makes life easier’ for its users or enhance the user experience (UX) or improves the quality of professional rehabilitation practice. The solution may or may not be technology based.

  • Technology

Students are expected to apply principles in Engineering and /or Information Technology to design and implement Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology solution to address the issues/problems faced by the needy, their caregivers and clinicians. The solution must have engineering or technological component(s).

Competition requirements

This challenge is open to post-secondary education, undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline. These include Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education students. Submissions are invited from all students at all stages of their academic studies.

There is no limit to the number of teams that may compete from any given academic institution and collaborations between institution is allowed. Each team consists up to 5 members. The registration fee per team is equivalent to one individual entry to the regular conference program.

Entries submitted should not exceed two years of development. All participants must provide proof that they are students at the time of work for the challenge was conducted.

Successful teams must bring their prototypes for the presentation. Large prototypes that are not transportable will be taken into consideration during the judging. In case of this, the movie or such kind of visual material may assist your team.

Awards

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Award/s will be offered for both Design Category and Technology Category

  • Peer’s Choice Award

The award is to be decided by the gSIC participants. Each team is allowed to cast one vote on the most deserving team entry but cannot vote for their team. The votes must be cast at the end of the presentation session.

  • Public’s Choice Award

The award is to be decided by the public visiting the exhibition. Upon registering for the conference, each visitor will be given a voting sheet which they are asked to complete and drop into the voting box at the registration booth after visiting the gSIC booths.

  • Best Presentation Award

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the presentation part of the judging criteria.

  • Best Poster Award 

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the poster part of the judging criteria.

  • Best Prototype Award 

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the prototype part of the judging criteria.

  • Best Ergonomic Award

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the ergonomic part of the judging criteria.

Interested in applying for the the Global Student Innovation Challenge 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.


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