About the CIC

The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) recognizes student innovation and entrepreneurship where teams respond to global challenges and opportunities. Winning entries will include innovative and viable product and service ideas. CIC entries can be based on class projects, student research projects, as well as personal hobbies and interests.

Semi-finalist and finalist teams will receive a monetary prize for participating. Previous CIC teams have gone on to launch, commercialization, other competitions, as well as internship and job opportunities strengthened by their competition experience. CIC Asia 2024 runs annually and is organized by the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and supported by the Shenzhen Georgia Tech Education Foundation, an independent organization in support of Georgia Tech.

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The Convergence Innovation Competition will be held in a hybrid format with a virtual first round judging and an in-person final judging held in Taiwan on December 7, 2024.


CIC prizes are awarded to each semi-finalist team who will receive US$1,000 along with an all-expense paid trip tot he gala final competition event held in Taiwan. 

Competition finalists will receive an additional US$1,000 along with an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta to pitch their project to local innovation experts and angel investors. The finalist will also be offered a golden ticket to the Create-X Startup Launch program and/or a semester-long internship in Atlanta.

Please note: Cash prizes will be dispersed in-person during the final competition event. Co-funding is required for participation in Create-X Startup Laun or internship program. Travel entry visas may be required and are the responsibility of individual team members.

Have questions?

If you have any questions regarding the CIC event and wish to contact us, please feel free to send an email us at cic@gatech.edu