Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC) and Student Program

Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC) and Student Program

What is the Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC)?

The Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC) is an annual event held at each International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe). It provides a platform to encourage students from all over the world to compete one in developing creative and innovative devices or solutions to improve the quality of living of the elderly and people with disability. It showcases the talents and abilities of these students while providing an opportunity to work with clients and clinicians to develop these innovative ideas. It also facilitates cooperation and networking among the students and gives them an opportunity to listen to speakers from across the world and region.

There are 2 categories in this challenge:

Design Category

Students are expected to apply User-Centered Design process to produce a solution that ‘makes life easier’ for its users or enhance the user experience (UX) or improves the quality of professional rehabilitation practice. The solution may or may not be technology based.

Technology Category

Students are expected to apply principles in Engineering and /or Information Technology to design and implement Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology solution to address the issues/problems faced by the needy, their caregivers and clinicians. The solution must have engineering or technological component(s).

Competition Requirements

This challenge is open to post-secondary education, undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline. These include Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education students. Submissions are invited from all students at all stages of their academic studies.

There is no limit to the number of teams that may compete from any given academic institution and collaborations between institution is allowed. Each team consists up to 5 members. The registration fee per team is equivalent to one individual entry to the regular conference program.

Entries submitted should not exceed two years of development. All participants must provide proof that they are students at the time of work for the challenge was conducted.

Successful teams must bring their prototypes for the presentation. Large prototypes that are not transportable will be taken into consideration during the judging. In case of this, the movie or such kind of visual material may assist your team.

Selected entries will be notified by emails and are required to register for i-CREATe 2019.

Competition Guidelines

  1. The teams will submit the gSIC-AT Project Entry Form (details coming soon)
  2. Expert reviewers will evaluate submissions to be selected to attend the Global Student Innovation Challenge at i-CREATe 2019 conference.
  3. Selected teams will be expected to attend the conference with an A1 size poster outlining their design and innovation. Prototypes will have to be displayed together with the posters at the conference to a panel of gSIC-AT judges, and form part of the judging criteria.
  4. The finalists will be given 10 minutes for oral presentation covering the key ideas of the project to the panel of the gSIC-AT judges and followed by 5 minutes Q&A.
  5. There will also be a prototype walk-through for the judges to grade each team during the convention. Each team will be given 5 minutes for their prototype demonstration and followed by 5 minutes Q&A.
  6. Based on the judging criteria, the judges will rank and identify overall winners of the competition.

Judging Guidelines for Design Category

  • Creativity / Idea Novelty (20%)
  • Impact on Society and/or Professional Practice (20%)
  • Commercialization Potential (20%)
  • Prototype Design and Implementation (20%)
  • Usability / Ergonomics (20%)

Judging Guidelines for Technology Category

  • Creativity / Idea Novelty (20%)
  • Impact on Society and/or Professional Practice (20%)
  • Commercialization Potential (20%)
  • Prototype Engineering (20%)
  • Usability / Ergonomics (20%)

Awards

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Award/s will be offered for both Design Category and Technology Category

Peer’s Choice Award – A trophy and certificates for all members

The award is to be decided by the gSIC participants. Each team is allowed to cast one vote on the most deserving team entry but cannot vote for their team. The votes must be cast at the end of the presentation session.

Public’s Choice Award – A trophy and certificates for all members

The award is to be decided by the public visiting the exhibition. Upon registering for the conference, each visitor will be given a voting sheet which they are asked to complete and drop into the voting box at the registration booth after visiting the gSIC booths.

Best Presentation Award – A trophy and certificates for all members

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the presentation part of the judging criteria.

Best Poster Award – A trophy and certificates for all members

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the poster part of the judging criteria.

Best Prototype Award – A trophy and certificates for all members

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the prototype part of the judging criteria.

Best Ergonomic Award – A trophy and certificates for all members

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the ergonomic part of the judging criteria.

PLEASE NOTE: The Bronze, Silver and Gold awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner, Australian House on Wednesday 28th August. Teams will be notified and are expected to attend. These prizes will be presented by HRH Princess MAHA Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand.

Intellectual Property

Kindly take note that i-CREATe will not have any involvement concerning Intellectual Property (IP) protection. Like other academic conferences or competitions, it is the participating institution’s responsibility to protect their IP before disclosing their projects.

The Student Program

The student teams entering the gSIC are welcome to attend all events of iCREATe 2019. In addition to the gSIC here will be a program designed to support their learning. Topics to be covered by specialist speakers might include: Engaging with people with disability in the design process, Protecting my design (IP, trade marks etc); It works, now what…

Timing

Monday 26th August 2019
gSIC entrants set up their displays
Judging presentations will commence

Tuesday 27th August 2019
Further presentation if needed
Judges walk through
Competition complete

Thursday 29th August 2019
Student program

 

ENTER NOW

Download the gSIC entry form and submit by email to icreate@kaigi.com.au

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Download the gSIC entry form and submit by email to icreate@kaigi.com.au

gSIC18_form_vscz