Technology and Innovation Competition


The competition is open to anyone between the ages of 18 to 35. Judges will evaluate the projects and will select top projects and teams for recognition. Participants are expected to demonstrate their ideas through a printed POSTER. Participants are highly encouraged to also demonstrate their ideas through PROTOTYPE/HARDWARE DEMONSTRATION.

Young professionals and Students (Graduate, and Undergraduate) are invited to participate in this category with any Scientific Research or Senior Design Project related to electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.

Students are also invited to participate in this category with a project aligned with one of the following themes:

  1. Innovation in Digital Signal and Image Processing
  2. Smart Buildings: Automation and Security
  3. Green Energy and Power Electronics
  4. Process Optimization
  5. Production Planning and Control
  6. Scientific Applications
  7. Software Development
  8. Digital Communication



The competition is open to anyone between the ages of 18 to 35. Team members can be located anywhere in the GCC and should be made up of one to four members. All team members must be registered students in a GCC country at the time of entering the competition. 


Competition Judging Criteria

The competitions categories will be overseen by a panel composed of members nominated by the conference technical committee. They will visit all the participants in the exhibition and assess them based on the following factors:

  1. PRESENTATION: The quality and clarity of the presentation and how students react to the questions.
  2. POSTER DESIGN AND PROTOTYPE: How effective is this poster and prototype visually?
  3. ORIGINALITY: How original is the concept presented in this poster?
  4. CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY: The significance and practicality of the work presented


Guidelines & Timeline

An A1 (or A2) poster is required along with a live demonstration of the project. A few slides explaining the project on a working laptop can be prepared by the candidates.

It is the responsibility of students to print and arrange for fixing the posters on the designated stand. Stands, electrical outlet, as well as posting material will be provided for each team.

Participants are responsible of bringing any prototypes and hardware modules of their projects to be displayed in the competition.

The organizing committee will assign judges for selecting the three winning posters (winner & two runner-ups). Students are required to be onsite for oral presentation. No show will mean exclusion of the poster from the competition. Oral presentation and questions will be about 10-15 minutes per poster.

The names of all the winners will be announced during the closing ceremony.


Submission and Registration

Each team has to fill and submit the competition entry form and include an abstract for their project to be evaluated by the technical committee. Abstract submission is now open and closes March 15th, 2017. The accepted/rejected submissions will be notified by e-mail by March 31st, 2017.

Please follow the below link for Entry Form submission

Note: Registration and payment information can be found on this link (Registration page)