The organising committee of the two-day event, “Smart Internet of Things for Energy Systems”, intends to promote the innovative ideas/solutions in the field of telecommunications, IoT and Energy Systems. At the end of the competition, the teams will present their solutions in 15 minutes, in English, to the competent committee. The teams will be evaluated based on the evaluation criterias that the judges have set and also the topics of the competitions are up to them.

The three best teams will be chosen, with their presentations recorded, and will be sent to regional level to global evaluators, industry experts and IEEE Region 8 volunteers. The finals will be carried out in a high level international IEEE event, such as the IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professionals congress or the Rising Stars congress and possibly apart from IEEE the Web Summit or Wolves Summit.

Finally, we intend to emphasize the most important chance that IEEE is giving to start-ups: to be a global network of technology experts now complemented by the perception of available business experts.

Terms and conditions of participation

The right to participate in the competition is granted to those who:

  • have completed the 18th year of their age
  • are permanent residents of Greece and live in any part of their territory.
  • are fluent in English, as its use in the competition is a necessary tool.
  • do not work in large software and/or engineering (related to Informatics, Electrical etc) companies and do not have family members that that work there, in order to avoid any kind of cheating.
  • study in any Greek or non-Greek University, in relevant field, or are University Graduates or high school graduates.
  • Have active IEEE Membership. It is required that there will be at least one member in each team.

According to IEEE Region 8 rules, members of the organizing committee of the congress also has the right to participate in the competition, without compromising the reliability and transparency of the contest.