This competition is to motivate female students and young researchers to develop entrepreneurial and business mindsets based on their research and development (R&D) endeavors. The vision behind this competition is to promote the growth of women-led startups in technical fields.
Sponsored by IEEE Life Members Committee and SmartWTI, the provider of innovative IoT/AI water management solutions. SmartWTI supports initiatives that contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
The overarching theme of the competition is ‘Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability’, which has been devised in order to empower the next generation of female researchers to proactively address the challenges of climate change through translational research.
Participating teams will pick one impact of climate change and one method to mitigate that impact. The relevant topics under each category include but are not limited to the following:
1. Impacts of Climate Change
Health impacts of climate change (e.g., air pollution, water pollution, etc.)
Impact on specific population or culture (e.g., children, elderly, racial or ethnic groups)
On a scale of 1- 5, proposals will be judged based on the following criteria:
A demonstration of a thorough understanding of the problem
Size and scope of the solution’s potential impact
Feasibility of the solution’s implementation
Clarity and detail of the pitch
All participants will receive certificates of recognition!
Finalists and honorable mentions will be recognized for the following five categories. Finalists will receive a cash prize. Honorable mentions will receive WIE promotional items.
Top 3 Awards:
Best Innovation Pitch: $300
Best Impact Pitch: $300
Best Transformative Business Idea: $300
Best Spotlight Pitch: $200
Best Step Ahead Pitch: $200
Dr. Shawana Tabassum – Mary John and Ralph Spence Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Tyler, TX, USA Dr. Hala As’ad – Audio DSP Algorithms Researcher & Developer, Ford Motor Company, Ottawa, Canada
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