This competition is open to teams of engineering students from any university program in West Africa. Each team must submit a proposal for a new research, learning, or other application that fits into at least one of our competition categories
If accepted, teams shall submit a prototype of their solution using engineering design skills for competition. Prototypes submitted before the competition deadline will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges.
Our judges will choose the best for each category to win the category prize and the top 10 overall prototypes. The top 10 finalists will be invited to present their prototype to the judges who will select the grand prize winner.
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such as the use of cutting edge computer aided design tools in the application of engineering science to technological products
and to help students in African universities develop their ability to identify potential applications of engineering design
Yes. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and make a request to resubmit your application.
HND students or fresh graduates are allowed to participate provided they meet the application standard provided.
A physical prototype is not compulsory. Our interest is to see that you have connected theory to product making.
Whatever form in which you participate is a type of sponsorship. However, if you have any unique partnership or sponsorship ideas, you’re welcome to engage us through an email to email@example.com or via the sponsorship page on the website and we can proceed from there.
We do not specify a maximum but keep the number reasonable, and justify every member contributing to the team. A one-man applicant is also acceptable but not advisable.
Yes, you should. In fact, the more categories the better. The categories are simply there to provide a guide for your work.
We will not reject projects done with SolidWorks, but you must submit it in Fusion 360 format. We are accepting Autodesk Fusion 360 because prizes have been specifically provided for its use by our sponsors at Autodesk. You can also learn to use it for the purpose of this competition. We are certainly open to sponsorships from SolidWorks and other software companies.
First Call for Application Deadline is Monday 1st November 2021.
This Competition is for undergraduate students in the last two years of study (years 4 and 5) or recent 2021 graduates who will be required to design localized solutions addressing African challenges.