Competition Timeline

Competition Timeline

Team Formation & Development (April 22-August 12, 2024)

To participate in CIC Asia, work on forming a team at either your university or among universities. Work with the university's faculty fellow to gain feedback on your project. If your team is working with a faculty fellow, the fellow will coordinate interest to the CIC organizers. For teams from other universities, your interest should be pre-cleared by the CIC organizers by contacting us at with your project overview.


Submission (August 12, 2024)

CIC Asia invites students to submit projects addressing broad social and global concerns within the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Additional references to associated SDG targets and IPaT research concentrations are welcome.

Competition Submissions

The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) Asia invites students to submit projects addressing broad social and global concerns highlighted through the competition’s areas of interest. Student projects are submitted electronically. Team submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2024.

Judging Process

The judging process will include: 

Round 1: First Round Judging (All Teams) - August 12 - October 7, 2024

The first round of judging will be a preliminary review of submission materials by domain expertise and judges with industry experience. This group of judges will determine the CIC semi-finalists. 


Semi Finalist Announcement - October 8, 2024

The CIC planning team will contact selected semi-finalists as well as provide feedback to all teams via email by October 8. Semi-finalist teams will be assigned a mentor who will work with the team and the faculty fellow to continue developing the project for the final round.

Perfect & Submit Final Round Projects - October 7-December 2, 2024 
Final Round Submissions Due - December 2, 2024 
Gala (December 7, 2024 in Taiwan)

CIC finalists conduct their final round pitch and answer questions from a panel of judges with expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation during an in-person gala event. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or check back here in November 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 to us at