Dell TechnologiesÂ has launched the annual graduation project competition for senior undergraduate students from universities in Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey. The competition is intended to spark the creativity of students for their graduation projects to play an active role in the Transformation of IT and get the opportunity to shine and win prizes.
At Dell Technologies, we are committed to driving human progress by putting our technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Consequently, theÂ 2020/2021 Dell Technologiesâ€™ Envision the Future competitionÂ encourages the submission of graduation projects that focus on the use ofÂ AI, IoT, and Multi-Cloud technologiesÂ to develop innovative solutions that address the current and emerging challenges in theÂ Well-being, Healthcare and Education sectors.
For the 6th consecutive year, we are launching our competition in search for top talents across the region
Eligibility And Participation Criteria
The deadline for submitting the Project Abstracts is 30 December 2020.
Students should have a strong academic standing, validated by the Head of their Department.
The correctness of the information provided by the students should be validated by the official signature and stamp of the Dean of their college/institute.
At the time of submission, all the members of student teams should not be full time employees of any organization whatsoever, whether it is private, public, or non-governmental.
No students should be listed in more than one project.
Students should have a faculty member as their official academic advisor and mentor.
Prizes & Benefits
Winners of the competition will receive cash prizes as below:
First place will receive a cash prize of $5,000
Second place will receive a cash prize of $4,000
Third place winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000
All the Top 10 team members will get recognition certificates for their achievement.
We will be offering a mentoring opportunity by Dell Experts for our finalists projects (who will pass the interim phase to the final one)
A formal award ceremony will be organized at one of the major Dell Technologies events in the region. All the members of the winning team and their academic advisor(s) will be invited to attend the ceremony along with senior officials from their university/college.
How to Participate
Students are invited to submit their project abstracts in areas related to the advancement of technology and applications related to the following focus areas: AI, IoT and Multi-Cloud.
The competition consists of 3 phases:
- Project Abstract Submission:
Submission window: 15th of November till 30th of December 2020
Announcement of Shortlisted Projects 20th February 2021
- Interim Design Report Submission:
Submission 05th of March 2021
Announcement of The Top 20 Finalists: 26th of March 2021 thatÂ will be offered a technical mentorship from Dell Technologies.
- Final Report Submission:
Submission 25 July 2021
The Winners Announcement â€“ 4th September 2021
Application Deadline: December 30th 2020
Determination of Winners:
All the documents submitted to the competition are blindly reviewed and evaluated by international professors and experts who reside outside the region. Each document is reviewed by at least two different evaluators.
Submit your entry
Participating teams should submit their Projects Abstracts containing the following information:
Question 1: What is the main problem that you are solving?
Question 2: What is the importance of this problem?
Question 3: What are the current solutions?
Question 4: How will your solution solve the problem? What is new?
Question 5: What is the expected impact of your solution from various perspectives (social, commercial, environmental, etc)?
Question 6: Give a high level functional description of your solution. How will it be used?
Question 7: Give a high level technical description of your solution: architecture, technology, integration, innovative components, etc.
Question 8: Give a high level description of your solution development environment, platform, tools, etc.
Question 9: How will you manage your product development cycle, your quality assurance process, your solution deployment logistics, etc?
Question 10: Give the most relevant plans that you have developed for your project (for example, time schedule, resource plan, training plan, risk management, contingency plan, etc.)
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