DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2017
Register at: http://sweep14register.com/
[From invitation sent to the UP Office of the President]
For the past 13 years, Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) has been running an annual innovations competition among partner schools through the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) – the only industry-academe linkage program of its kind that elevates engineering & IT education by helping schools produce industry-ready graduates and technopreneurs.
The annual innovations competition called SWEEP Awards, was launched in July 2004 to encourage innovation and excellence in wireless applications development among SWEEP partner schools. This innovations competition encourages students to scan their environment, identify pain points, design and create a working technology-based solution, and finally test the market for potential profit. It is an end-to-end exercise that can lead to commercialization of what starts out as school projects.
The SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards gives prizes to the top 10 teams who can develop wireless applications responsive to the theme specified for the year. The top prize is P300,000 for the winning team and the school will also get half the cash prize amount separately as grant.
Smart opens the competition not just to their member schools but also to all colleges and universities with ECE and/or ICT related courses.
With this, we cordially invite your school to have your IT and ECE undergraduate students, who are from 17 to 23 years old, join the 14th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards and register online:
- Login towww.smartsweep.ph.
- Select Awards and read full mechanics
- Select Register and fill out the Entry Form.
The next step is to submit the team’s project concept or entry in video format by December 15, 2017. For your quick reference and guidance, I am attaching both a sample video (to be sent thru google drive) and the 14th SWEEP Mechanics.
For inquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Geca Cruz at 0908-690-8708 and email address [email protected].
Thank you and we look forward to your favorable response.
(Original letter signed)
Smart Communications, Inc.