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Midas Ireland announces Microelectronic/Electronic Project Competition

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28th March 2017

Midas Ireland announces Microelectronic/Electronic Project Competition

MIDAS IRELAND WITH SUPPORT FROM ANALOG DEVICES LAUNCH ANNUAL THIRD LEVEL ENGINEERING COMPETITION

COMPETITION LOOKS FOR STUDENTS TO FIND NEXT BIG IDEA

Tuesday 28th March 2017 – MIDAS Ireland, the industry led organisation responsible for promoting the microelectronics industry, today announced the launch of their annual engineering competition for third level students aimed at driving innovation and excellence in electronic and microelectronic design and development. The annual competition, organised by MIDAS Ireland is made possible through the support of Analog Devices.

Open to all fulltime undergraduate students studying electrical, electronic or microelectronic engineering, entrants are being asked to submit a design and development project with a microelectronics or electronics hardware base. The project may be one which has been undertaken as part of the student’s programme of studies and previously submitted as part of their course. The winning project will receive a €1,000 prize and the opportunity to meet with the judging panel for mentor advice around a career in the sector.

As an industry led organisation that aims to support the development of the microelectronics industry in Ireland, cultivating the next generation of engineering talent is fundamental to ensuring the on-going sustained success of the sector. Working with our partners in the third level sector we are delighted to run this competition again this year with the support of Analog Devices. In 2017 we are hoping to find some new ideas that can be developed further. I’d encourage all students across the country to take part and wish them all the best of luck”

As well as a brief entry form, students are asked to submit a poster outlining the project title, targeted objectives, work completed and results achieved. We also require an uploaded YouTube overview video (2-mins max) - remember to include the video link! 

The closing date for entries is the 31st May 2017 after which time an adjudication panel will shortlist three projects to compete in a final. The three finalists will then be asked to present their projects in front of an audience of MIDAS members and a judging panel and participate in a Q&A, after which a winner will be announced and the presentation of an award made.

The winner of the 2016 competition was
Barry McDermott from NUIG - "Night -time Object Detection with Automotive Camera".

To enter the 2017 competition, submit poster and application form to info@midasireland.ie

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