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Participate in this prestigious undergraduate engineering design competition, a steppingstone to your future career.

Innovate Malaysia Design Competition is the largest engineering design competition in Malaysia, open to all final year undergraduate engineering, computer science, and science/mathematics students. The goal of the competition is to promote innovative culture in engineering design work, tackle real-world problems with practical engineering solutions, and churn out brightest talents for product development, further research, and commercialization. Technology companies, including Fusionex, Intel, Keysight, MathWorks, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, National Instruments, SilTerra, and ViTrox, work together to co-organize the competition. We welcome the most ambitious, creative, and smart students to participate and showcase your talents!

 




supplied state-of-the-art industry technology platform for your final year project
attend quick-start training to learn on the technology platform, shorten your learning curve
receive project mentorship from industry experts
tackle real-world problem, by taking up design challenge
priority access to high-value jobs by organizing technology companies and Design Challenge companies
ticket to startup accelerator program, if you opt for startup path
showcase your talent, distinguish yourself from others!
chance to win multiple attractive prizes

Much more than just a competition... RM100 per member is payable upon successful enrolment into the competition to show your commitment to participate.


10 Oct 2016     Deadline for submission of project proposal (guide & sample)
25 Oct 2016     Shortlisted entries for participation
18 Nov - 18 Dec 2016
    Platform training to all teams
Oct 2016 - May 2017
    Project implementation
4 - 19 Mar 2017     Mid-point clinic to all teams
24 Apr 2017     Project final paper
15 - 31 May 2017
    Project judging (schedule)
9 Jun 2017     Finalist announcement
17-18 Jul 2017     Design competition grand finale


The platforms for Innovate Malaysia contest will be


Big data analytics with Fusionex GIANT
Embedded system design with Intel processor or FPGA board
Electronic hardware design and verification with Keysight handheld and USB modular instruments
System design and modeling with MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink
Microsoft Windows 10 / Microsoft Azure
Wireless communication with Motorola Solutions M-WiCom
drop Control and process automation with National Instruments myRIO
drop SilTerra IC design/fabrication process
drop Machine vision application with ViTrox technology
Each team will choose one of these platforms.
Please visit Platform and Design Resources for more design information.




An engineer applies scientific knowledge and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. While solutions can be developed with the platforms provided in Innovate Malaysia, who defines the problems?

With this in mind, Design Challenge brings real-life problems for the undergraduates to undertake as their Innovate Malaysia Design Competition project.

Major players in the selected industries will present their design challenges. Students who are keen to accept the challenge can submit a project proposal for consideration.

Once the proposal is shortlisted, additional support beyond normal Innovate Malaysia assistance will be provided.  This may include technical mentorship, field trip visits, access to lab facilities, prototyping assistance, etc.

Winning projects may qualify for research funding or commercialization assistance to further develop the solution.  More importantly, participants get a chance to make a significant impact to the industry.

This year, the Design Challengers are:
Cyberview
Daikin
Entopia
iM4U
IQ-group
Ranhill
Sime Darby
Telekom Malaysia
WCS Malaysia


  The rules are simple, to provide a framework within which teams can show their innovation:

Team members must be enrolled in a Malaysian university

Teams are required to have a supervisor
Supervisor must be a lecturer from the institution where team is enrolled
A team shall have up to 3 members. All members must be final year students
There is no limit on the number of teams from each institution
Each team should target one of the designated platforms




 Platform Track Prizes

Judges will be experts from Fusionex, Intel, Keysight, MathWorks/TechSource, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, National Instruments, SilTerra/CEDEC, and ViTrox for each track of competition.

Projects will be judged on their innovation, specification or validation plan, practicality, complexity, and working design; the most important factor being innovation and working design on the designated platform.

Judging criteria:

Innovation -> 30
drop Specification or Validation plan -> 20
Practicality -> 10
drop Complexity -> 10
drop Working design -> 30

 Innovate Malaysia Excellence Award
The award winner will be selected among the first prize winners of the 9 competition tracks (Fusionex, Intel, Keysight, MathWorks, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, NI, SilTerra, and ViTrox).

Judging criteria:

Innovativeness of project
drop Impact to Rakyat
Potential for Commercialization

 IEM Best Paper Award
This award is opened to teams qualifying to the competition grand finale. The judging is based on the final project paper submitted.

Judging criteria:

(1) Overall Idea Development (55 marks)
  • Clarity of abstract
  • Justified problem statement
  • Adequacy of research objective
  • Adequacy of literature review
  • Appropriateness of design of experiment (strength of research framework)
  • Reliability of data
  • Adequacy of results analysis and discussion
  • Conciseness of conclusion
(2) Language (20 marks)
  • Usage of acceptable terminology in respective field
  • Construction of sentence (grammar, spelling etc.)
  • Conciseness
  • Overall Readability of paper
(3) Consistency of Format and Structure (15 marks)
  • Overall organization of paper: flow of paper, completeness of major sections
  • Consistency of formats: fonts, bullets, table, figure and etc., citation and references, Clarity of figure and table
(4) Reference (10 marks)
  • Relevancy of references
  • Up-to-date references
 MDEC IoT Awards
This award is opened to finalist teams working on IoT projects.

Judging criteria:

Problem statement
drop Project demonstration
Innovatoin
drop Pitching

 DreamCatcher Best Demo Video Award
This award is opened to teams qualifying to the competition grand finale. Winner will be selected among top 5 demo videos getting highest likes in Facebook.

 Innovate Malaysia Startup Pre-Accelerator Winners
Participating teams will pitch their startup projects. Winning teams will qualify themselves to the Second Startup Bootcamp - an intensive 12-week program preparing teams and their products for pitching to venture capitalist.


For each track of competition, there will be first, second, third, and two consolation prizes.
Fusionex track:

First prize: RM 5,000 + Fusionex GIANT Standard Edition + RM2,000 Fusionex training voucher for each team
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + Fusionex GIANT Standard Edition + RM2,000 Fusionex training voucher for each team
Third prize: RM 1,000 + Fusionex GIANT Standard Edition + RM2,000 Fusionex training voucher for each team
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500
Intel track:

First prize: RM 5,000 + Dell Inspiron 15 5578 2-in-1 Flip design - Core i3 7100U / 2.4 GHz, 15.6" IPS touchscreen
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + ASUS ZenFone Zoom Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580
Third prize: RM 1,000 + Intel 1st Generation Compute Stick with Intel Atom Processor and Windows 8.1
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500

Keysight track:


First prize: RM 5,000 + Keysight VEE Pro + 34450A Benchtop Digital Multimeter 5 1/2 Digit + U1253B Handheld Digital Multimeter + U1118A Wireless Combo Kit
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + Keysight VEE Pro + U1273A Handheld Digital Multimeter + U1177A Infrared-to-Bluetooth® Adapter
Third prize: RM 1,000 + Keysight VEE Pro + U1273A Handheld Digital Multimeter + U1177A Infrared-to-Bluetooth® Adapter
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500
MathWorks track:

First prize: RM 5,000 + MATLAB & Simulink Home Edition
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + MATLAB & Simulink Home Edition
Third prize: RM 1,000 + MATLAB & Simulink Home Edition
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500
Microsoft track:

First prize: RM 5,000
drop Second prize: RM 3,000
Third prize: RM 1,000
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500
Motorola Solutions track:

First prize: RM 5,000 + TLKR T80 Walkie Talkie
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + TLKR T80 Walkie Talkie
Third prize: RM 1,000
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500
National Instruments track:

First prize: RM 5,000 + NI myRIO + LabVIEW Student Edition
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + NI myDAQ + LabVIEW Student Edition
Third prize: RM 1,000 + NI myDAQ + LabVIEW Student Edition
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500
SilTerra sponsored prizes for SilTerra/CEDEC track:

First prize: RM 5,000 + MPW (Multi Project Wafer) fabrication voucher
worth RM 30k
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + MPW (Multi Project Wafer) fabrication voucher
worth RM 30k
Third prize: RM 1,000 + MPW (Multi Project Wafer) fabrication voucher
worth RM 30k
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500
ViTrox track:

First prize: RM 5,000 + ViTrox Incubation Space for 6 months with Mentoring Program + Free CoE Training Courses in 2017
drop Second prize: RM 3,000 + ViTrox Incubation Space for 6 months with Mentoring Program + Free CoE Training Courses in 2017
Third prize: RM 1,000 + ViTrox Incubation Space for 6 months with Mentoring Program + Free CoE Training Courses in 2017
2 x consolation prizes: RM 500


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