The 2013 Smarter Planet Challenge


IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team-based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science, and other disciplines to solve real-world problems.

The purpose of the competition is to identify student developed multi-disciplinary projects that solve real-world or humanitarian problems, are ready for implementation and can be used by faculty and future students as a classroom project.

Student teams must have three to five members in any year of university study. At least one must be a member of IEEE. Student teams must have at least one individual majoring in an area other than electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. Participation of students outside of engineering (e.g., business, liberal arts, or social science) is strongly encouraged.

To participate in the 2013 Smarter Planet Challenge, student teams must submit a project proposal and a video. The project proposal (max. 10 pages) describes a classroom project as instructed on the web page and the video (max. 2 minutes) should focus on presenting how future students could implement the project.

Deadline: 1 November 2013

More information:


Last updated: 25.6.2013