IET Young Professionals Global Challenge

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge

Last date to apply

March 20, 2015

About IET Young Professionals Global Challenge

  • The Global Challenge is conducted by the IET Young Professionals Community Committee (YPCC) in collaboration with international disaster relief charity RedR UK.
  • RedR UK gives training to the aid workers in the skills they need to respond to disasters effectively .
  • The Global Challenge is a contest that challenges student & young professional throughout the world to come up with a virtual solutions to the real problems.
  • It comprise of the teams selected from all over the globe with a universal engineering challenge.

Important Dates of IET Young Professionals Global Challenge

Category

Dates

Launch of Global Challenge - Innovation Awards 2014

November 19, 2014

Registration closes for round one submission

March 20,  2015

Announcement of the shortlisted 4 teams for Round two

May 1, 2015

Round two submission Ends

July 20, 2015

Announcement of winners of round two

October 1, 2015

Awards Ceremony

November 2015

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IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Global 
Class/ Age  A fully paid up member of IET between 18 - 35 years of age
Details
  • The competition is open to students and Young Professionals.
  • Fully Paid IET Members. >> How to become an IET Member
  • Team- There is no individual participation and members have to form a team to participate in the Global Challenge.
    • Three to Four members Team
    • Team members can be located anywhere in the world.
    • One team member can be a non-IET member or a member of another professional engineering institution.

Not Allowed to Participate

  • Employees of the IET are not allowed to participate.

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Reward

From Round Two the winning team, first, second and third runner up will be finalized. The Prize list is given below:

Winner

  • 250 GBP for each team member
  • An all-expenses-paid trip for the team to attend the prestigious Innovation Awards 2015 ceremony in London where they will see their winning solution elevator pitch shown and collect their awards
  • A trophy and certificate for each team member

First runner-up

  • 200 GBP for each team member
  • A certificate for each team member

Second runner-up

  • 150GBP for each team member
  • A certificate for each team member

Third runner up

  • 100GBP for each team member
  • A certificate for each team member

Kindly Note: Distribution of awards will be done at the Grand Awards ceremony held in November 2015 in London.

  • The IET will bear the hotel/accommodation and travel expenses for the winning team invited to participate in the award presentation ceremony

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Application form and Process

Registration: Participants are required to register in teams comprising of 3 to 4 members and and submit their first round submission much before 20 March 2015.

Download the Global Challenge Registration Form

Team Composition

Team Size: Not less than 3 team members but not more than 4 team members.

  • Each team is required to appoint a Team Leader on whose mail id all the e-mails will be sent by the IET .
  • Under no circumstances after the registration, modifications will be allowed in the composition of the team.
  • Below is the list of legitimate reasons under which the team can be modified:
    • pregnancy;
    • accidents;
    • family bereavement;
    • Serious illness or hospitalisation.

Each team is required to submit the following:

Round 1:  A Proposal

 The proposal designed should convey in detail the solution for addressing the Challenge and highlight how it fits the purpose.The proposal should show a plan or design for a new, altered or improved solution for addressing the Problem which is not yet available in the market.

Download Proposal Format for Round 1

Submission of the Proposal: The Propasals are required to be sent to the e-mail id globalchallenge@theiet.org.

Round 2: Detailed Project Report
Only four teams will be shortlisted from round one who are required to submit their detailed solution, PowerPoint presentation and marketing elevator pitch.The shortlisted teams for Round 2 will be intimated via e-mails in early May 2015.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) should consist of the following:

  • Proposal summary
  • Feasibility report
    • Materials and cost implications
    • Manufacturing
  • Technical description
    • Materials
    • Implementation
  • Marketing strategy
    • Branding
    • Marketing brief
  • Powerpoint Presentation: A summary of the detailed project report in a PowerPoint presentation (ten slides maximum)
  • Video of the Pitch: The features of the proposal can be highlighted in a filmed elevator pitch (three minutes maximum).
    • The film will be uploaded to IET.tv for peer voting. 5% of the overall scoring will comprise of the votes casted by the audience/viewers.

Kindly Note: All correspondence must be in English.

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Selection Process

The judging panel for IET Young Professionals Global Challenge includes:

  • Two representatives from RedR
  • One technical representative
  • One marketing professional
  • One representative from YPCC

Judging Criteria of the Entries:

All the entries will be judged in due accordance to the following criteria

For Round 1:

  • Technical feasibility- A practical and effective technical solution
  • Fit for purpose – a solution which can effectively address the Challenge
  • Innovation- A new, altered or improved solution
  • Quality of proposal – a well-organized and concise proposal

For Round 2: 

The Solution
  • Problem research and solution
  • Fit for purpose – a solution which can effectively address the Challenge
  • Innovation – a new, altered or improved solution
  • Commercial viability – reasonable cost and well thought out manufacturing,
    marketing strategy and branding
  • Overall quality of the submissions.
Project Report
  • Organization and content – clear presentation of ideas and organization of content
  • Creativity – attractive report with good use of graphics and slogans/logos
  • Quality – appropriate formatting and use of bullets/subtitles and references
  • Use of supporting diagrams and tables – appropriate use of diagrams and tables
PowerPoint presentation
  • Organization and content – logical flow and suitable content of presentation
  • Creativity – attractive presentation with good use of graphics and slogans/logos
  • Slide layout and visual aids – attractive layout and appropriate use of images, bullets and numbering
Elevator pitch Content and quality – attention catching and effective presentation skills with good eye contact and confidence

 

  • Overall quality of the submissions.

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Round 1 Result: The shortlisted teams for Round 2 will be intimated via e-mails in early May 2015.

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Final Result: In early October 2015 the final result will be emailed to the Team Leaders.

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Address

The IET, Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way, Stevenage
Hertfordshire, SG1 2AY, UK

IET Young Professionals Global Challenge Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0)1438 313 311
Fax: +44 (0)1438 765 526
Email: postmaster@theiet.org

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