What is expected from participants?
Entrants must compete in teams made up of between two and a maximum of five people. The constitution of the team shall only be considered definitive on completion of the registration phase. During this phase (From 14 October 2016 to 31 January 2017) it will be possible to change the members of the team as well as the project. Once this phase has been completed, no more changes will be accepted. If however a member decides to leave the team after this phase, the team cannot remain in the running if it has fewer than two members.
The competition is open to students worldwide who have completed their high school education, with
one entry per person (same name and same e-mail address). Competition entrants must be able to travel outside their country of residence and possess, by October 2017, a passport that is still valid for six months after the date scheduled for the prize giving (October 2017).
The following people may not enter the competition:
employees of the organizer, of any company that it controls, that controls it or that is under joint control with it, and their children.
people who have been involved in organizing the competition, and their children.
people who have a conflict of interest (especially interns and apprentices still working for the company).
The projects submitted must meet the following criteria and technical constraints:
Documents must be drafted in English
Phase 1 - Presentation of the project (5 pages maximum) with illustrations authorized (photos, diagrams).
Criteria taken into account:
Bold, innovative and original idea of the project (50%)
Challenges and relevance of the problem dealt with and factoring in of society’s expectations (20%)
Knowledge of technical / related matters (10%)
Feasibility of proof of concept (10%)
Quality of presentation (10%)