Convergence Innovation Competition
Convergence Innovation Competition Expanding to Asia
The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is coming to Asia! CIC is a competition recognizing student innovation and entrepreneurship that responds to today’s global challenges and opportunities. Founded in 2007, CIC is sponsored by the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) at the Georgia Institute of Technology and generously supported by the Shenzhen Georgia Tech Education Foundation, an independent fund in support of Georgia Tech.
Student teams across Asia are invited to submit innovative and viable product and service ideas. This year we are focusing on teams from China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. CIC entries can be based on class projects, student research projects, as well as personal hobbies and interests. Each team should identify one, or more, of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that their project is aiming to tackle.
Semi-finalists will receive travel support to attend the gala competition on June 15 in the PRC (city to be determined). The finalist will go on to receive travel support to visit innovation events and engage with entrepreneurship programs at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, USA. In addition, the semi-finalist teams will receive US $1,000 while the finalist team will receive US $2,000 to help launch their idea.
|March 1 – May 1, 2024
|Project registration and submission
|May 1 – May 15, 2024
|Virtual judging and mentoring
|May 15, 2024
|June 15, 2024
|Final competition and award ceremony
Details for Submitting Asian Entries Coming Soon...
About the CIC
The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is dedicated to helping students create and showcase innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus and industry resources and guidance. CIC categories are determined by community and industry partners. Winning entries will include a viable end-to-end prototype which operates on converged services, media, networks, and/or platforms. CIC entries can be based on class projects, student research projects, as well as personal hobbies and interests.
As part of the competition, one team is awarded a Golden Ticket to participate in the Create-X Startup Launch program during the summer! Winning team members and runner up team members receive a monetary prize for participating. The winning CIC teams go on to launch, commercialization, other competitions, as well as internship and job opportunities strengthened by their competition experience. CIC runs in the Fall and Spring semesters and is produced by the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT).
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