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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. 

Contest Timeline

March 1 – May 1, 2024 Project registration and submission
May 1 – May 15, 2024 Virtual judging and mentoring
May 15, 2024 Semi-finalists announced
June 15, 2024Final 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).

Have questions?

Check out our FAQs page to find answers to your questions and feel free to reach out to us as well. For past winners, visit here.

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