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The IEEE Student Enterprise Award provides financial help to Student members who are looking to implement an idea for a project. It enables IEEE Student members to work with others on an engineering project while simultaneously strengthening Student Branch programs. Topics may be of a technical or non-technical nature from research on cutting edge technology and humanitarian and community service programs.


Eligibility criteria

  1. IEEE Student members of the Student Branch who have an idea for a project.
  2. Late submissions may be disqualified or penalized at the reviewer’s discretion.


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Nomination process

  1. A project proposal must be submitted via My Review Room.
  2. Each Student Branch may submit only one proposal a year. If you have more than one team interested, the Student Branch must hold a run-off to decide which proposal will be submitted to IEEE.
  3. Goals must be stated in the proposal, evidence must be given to indicate that 2 or more Branch members will be involved to promote teamwork, and a budget must be included.
  4. Supporting document (optional) may be attached not exceed five (5) pages. The document may have photographs, media coverage, graphs, figures, etc.
  5. Winning Student Branches are required to submit brief progress reports and photos as requested in addition to an interim Report and a final Report.


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1 February (annually)


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Evaluation criteria

A judging committee of the Student Activities Committee (SAC) members will evaluate each proposal based on established criteria and rules. 



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Funding for the project up to US$1,500.


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2014 recipients

Region 8:

  • Nat’l Inst of Applied Sci & Tech (INSAT) - Domotics Application Alimented by a Renewable Energy Source
  • University of Pavia - 3D mm-wave Radar Imaging System for Breast Cancer Detection
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico - Teacher in Service Program (TISP) 2.0
  • University of Ibadan - Virtual Power Plant Management System (VPPMS) project for Independence Hall Lighting


Region 10:

  • Indian Institute of Tech – Molecular Imaging for Non-invasive Detection of Malaria
  • National Institute of Technology - Karnataka - Mapping of Greenhouse Gases using Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Tech - V-Doctor
  • TKM College of Engineering - Brain Controlled Switches for the Paralyzed
  • Cochin Univ of Science & Tech - Autonomous Tracking and Obstacle Mapping Robot

2012-2013 recipients

Region 8:

  • Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic  - Offline Virtual Engineering Library
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Symbiosis Alzheimer's Support
  • University of Ibadan - Design & implementation of a finger - pring based/password enabled access control unit for Halls of residence kitchenette
  • Ecole Nat’l D’Ingenierus De Sfax - Unique Note
  • Cairo University - Youth Development Camp
  • University of Osijek - IEEEMADC - Mobile Applications Development Contest
  • Nat’l Tec Univ of Ukraine –Kyiv Poly Inst - Intelligent Predictive Control System for Stepper Motors in Industrial Application & Educational Laboratories
  • American University of Beirut - AAHA: Arduino/Android Home Automation
  • University of Salento - A wireless power transmission system for biomedical applications 

Region 9:

  • Universidad Federal Fluminense - Motorized Wheelchair
  • University of Brasillia - Project Electronic
  • Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas - Robotics for social awareness in earthquake situations
  • Universidad del Cauca - VI National seminar in emergent technologies in telecommunications


Region 10:

  • Univ College of Ent Islamia Univ of Bahawalpur - IEEE Research Development Program
  • College of Engineering, Trivandrum - All Kerala Technical Business Plan Presentation Competition
  • Jeppiaar Engineering College - Effective Power Utilization in Wireless Networks with Hybrid Renewable Energy Resources in Smart Grid Environment
  • DA-IICT – ICT based solutions to improve the state of education in rural areas
  • National Institute of Technology, Karnataka  - Quadcopter
  • Amarita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Univ - PULSS: Portable Ultrasound Scan System for Low Resource Settings
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology - Personal assistant monitor
  • College of Engineering Chengannur - Solar Powered Water Purification System
  • Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology - S.T.A.R.K. (Scientifically Trained Arm - Robotic Kinesis)
  • Vimal Jyothi Engineering College - Sustainable Energy management using GSM based energy meter
  • BK Birla Institute of Eng Tech, Pilani - Electromagnetic Braking System with ABS

2011–2012 recipients

Region 3:

  • University of Technology, Jamaica-Recycling Proposal

Region 8:

  • Cairo University-Robotics Program
  • Arab Academy of Science and Technology-Automatic Waiter-Graduation Project Proposal

Region 10:

  • St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology-Passenger Safety System
  • Kongu Engineering College-Synthetic Vista
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Inst of Information & Technology-Mesh Network
  • Government Engineering College-Thissur-FPGA Based Project
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University-HOPE: Wireless Gadget for Home Bound Elders
  • Vimal Jyothi Engineering College-Borewell Rescue & Inspection Robot

2010–2011 recipients

  • Washington State University-Tri Cities - Remote Power Monitoring and System Controls
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics - Development of Stery-Hand Pro
  • Amrita School of Engineering Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam - Gesture-Based Wheelchair Control for the Physically Challenged 
  • University of Queensland - Engineering Young Australians


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2009–2010 recipients

  • Fundacao Universidade Federal do ABC - Development of an Airplane Model Fixed Wing: Platform Multifunction
  • Universidade Federal da Bahia - Controlled by Accelerometer Wheelchair
  • Chengannur College of Engineering - Development of a New Structure AI Rescue Snake Robot with all Body Drive System
  • Khulna University of Engineering & Technology - Creating a Junction Between Employers and Engineering Students
  • Velalar College of Engineering & Technology - Monitoring & Controlling the Greenhouse Gases Emitting Regions by Pollution Control Board using Wireless Sensor Network 
  • Vidya Academy of Science & Tecnology - Web-based Electrical Machine Laboratory: a low-cost implementation of SCADE-based system for Undergraduate Experiments
  • VES Institute of Technology - Empowering the Less Privileged


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2008–2009 recipients

  • Cairo University - Resala Database Management System (Egypt)
  • Universidade Federal da Bahia - Programmable Touch Screen Display (Brazil)
  • Dhirubhai Ambari Institute of Information & Technology - nextR TV Remote Cordless TV enabled Smart Remote (India)
  • St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering - Automatic Missile Control System for Air Defense (India)
  • M A College of Engineering - Training Program on Industrial Automation Systems (India)


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2006–2007 recipients

  • University of California-Berkeley - IEEE Robotics Competition (US)
  • University of Jordan - Method and System for Imaging Display and Interface (Jordan)
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua - Mobile Face Recognition System for Non-Cooperative Environments (Mexico)
  • Universidad Estadual Paulista-ILHA Solteira - Robotics for Freshmen-The first Step Towards Electrical Engineering (Brazil)
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology - Sustainable Technology Solutions for Providing ICT Based Services for Rural People (Bangladesh)


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