Fall 2021

About the CIC

The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) encourages students to create innovative, viable products and experiences whether they are projects for classes, individual classes or even beyond that. Convergence areas are determined by our campus, industry, and community partners. Winning entries will include a working end-to-end prototype which operates on converged services, media, networks, services, and platforms as well as a value proposition model. CIC winners go on to commercialization, other competitions, as well as internship and job opportunities strengthened by their competition experience. CIC is an annual event produced by GT-RNOC and the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT).

Fall 2021 Quick Links

In accordance with Georgia Tech's current campus operations and the latest recommendations from the CDC, this semester's Convergence Innovation Competition will be held in a virtual format.

Competition Timeline

Office Hours (September - October 2021)

Have an idea for your CIC project and would like to discuss with someone? Competition organizers are happy to set up a time to meet with you and discuss your projectand provide feedback to you. To coordinate a time, please contact us at rnoc-lab-staff@lists.gatech.edu with your availability and any details of your project so far.

Submission (November 7, 2021)

The fall 2021 Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) invites students to submit projects addressing broad social and global concerns highlighted through the competition’s convergence areas. Student projects are submitted electronically through the competition website. Team submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 7, 2021.


Judging Process

The two-part judging process will include: 

Round 1: First Round Judging (All Teams) - November 8-14, 2021

The first round of judging will be a preliminary review of submission materials by a group of judges during the week of November 8-14, 2021. The CIC planning team will contact selected finalists as well as provide feedback to all teams via email on November 15, 2021.

Round 2: Finalists' Judging - November 17, 2021

Sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 17 from 4-6 p.m. ET. We plan to host these sessions in person, if possible, and will confirm the chosen medium with teams during the confirmation process.


CIC Think Tank and Winner Announcement (November 18, 2021)

The finalist projects from the Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) will be featured in the IPaT Thursday Think Tank series. Members of the finalist teams will participate in a Q&A based on their experience. We will announce the winning teams during the session as well as have the opportunity to network with campus and industry partners. The session will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET via BlueJeans (https://bluejeans.com/411368932/0991).

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or check back here in early October for additional details about the finalist judging process.

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 rnoc-lab-staff@lists.gatech.edu. The RNOC lab is closed for in-person collaboration, but devices can be requested virtually and we have instituted contactless operations.