Students* only: Any current or recent student may register as a competitor; a
would have been a current student until 1 year ago (July 4th, 2019).
No age limit: A current student is defined as a person of any age that is
recognized academic institution.
Representation: An individual may be attached to an academic institution by being
ever enrolled in it; a recognized institution is an accredited educational institution
institution that may grant a degree or diploma.
Returning Participation: Previous individuals are eligible to compete.
Team Composition Projects are submitted by teams of one to six eligible
one participant can be part of more than one team; each team shall have a team lead, as
main contact person.
Team Uniqueness Each team must be unique, i.e. a team may not share more than 50%
the same composition as any other team, round to the lower number if the team is an odd
number; team leads must be unique, i.e. one person cannot be the team lead of multiple
Team Representation Each team must nominate one representative academic
if any of the team members are from different academic institutions; this representative
institution determines which country or territory the team and thus project will
teams may be composed of members from different countries/territories or academic
Returning Participation Previous teams are eligible to compete.
One Team, One Project: A team may submit only one project.
Returning Participation Previous projects are eligible to compete.
Competition Tier Secondary school students, tertiary school students, and recent
graduates shall compete in their respective tiers.
Grading Criteria Each project shall be evaluated by the following three parts:
Pitch Presentations (10-min limit); 30% Whitepaper (10-page limit); 50% Poster + Q&A