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Universities Invited to Compete in Global Academic Challenge – Registration Closing 1 March 2012

IEC and IEEE’s global academic challenge encourages entries that stimulate international discussion and thinking around technology and innovation

23 February 2012 – Two international organizations, IEC and IEEE, are offering academic institutions around the world a chance to enter a unique competition to share innovative ideas about how technology, engineering and science are changing lives, impacting economies and spurring job growth. The registration deadline is 1 March 2012.

The IEC-IEEE Challenge, hosted by the IEC, the world's leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies, and IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, are calling for the submission of publications that will help stimulate debate around the impact of electrotechnology on economies and everyday life.

The two organizations are inviting university professors and postgraduate students to submit high-level papers that demonstrate their thinking about technology in relation to their fields of study.

The IEC and IEEE will award prize money totalling US$45,000 for first, second, and third place winners at a special awards ceremony in Oslo, Norway, in October 2012. Submissions are to be completed by 1 July 2012. To participate, academicians must confirm their interest before 1 March 2012 (UCT).  Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel: IEC Immediate Past President Jacques Régis, former CEO of Hydro Quebec, Montréal; Dr. Moshe Kam, Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University, and 2011 IEEE President; and, Paul Markillie, Innovation Editor, The Economist.


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