Under the patronage of h.h sheikh maktoum bin mohammed bin rashid al maktoum, dubai deputy ruler

About the competition - Future Generation

Now in its fifth edition, Future Generation highlights the potential of engineering students currently studying in the region. The competition provides an opportunity for students to display and present their projects to the visitors of Middle East Electricity which takes place from 6-8 March 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The competition gives an opportunity to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to showcase their talent. 

 

2018 theme

Participants are invited to design and develop an innovative solution around the 2018 theme:

Smart Energy - Clean, efficient and reliable  

 

Category

Judges' Choice

Decided by a panel of expert judges and
announced on the last day of the exhibition.

Peoples' Choice

Voted for by MEE
visitors at the exhibition 
announced on the last day of the exhibition.

Why Enter?

  • As the largest power event in the world, students will have the opportunity to display their work in front of 20,000 international visitors and over 1,200 exhibitors      
  • The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for students to meet potential employers and provides a great experience to add to their resume     
  • The winner will be presented with a Middle East Electricity Award      
  • Participants will be promoted across various platforms ahead of the show and the winner will be announced in an email to our database of over 50,000 energy industry professionals

Eligibility

  • Project brief: “Design and develop an innovative energy storage system/solution around the topic of and management solution around the topic of Smart Energy - Clean, efficient and reliable           
  • Entrants must be current students at a university in the Middle East and the project must be verified by a faculty member 
  • Students must download and complete the submission form and email it to  Future-Generation@middleeastelectricity.com by Monday 22nd January 2018

How to Enter?

Students who wish to enter projects for the Future Generation Competition must follow a simple submission process.

Download and complete the submission form. Submission requirements:

A short synopsis of the project (no more than 1 page)

Supporting images / material

(Images and supporting material, such as research papers, presentations and videos, are instrumental in helping our judges assess each project)

Complete the Submissions form and submitted to Future-Generation@middleeastelectricity.com by Monday 22nd January 2018       

Shortlisted projects will be announced by Thursday 8th February 2018       

Shortlisted projects must be set up for display on Monday 5th March 2018        

Contestants must attend for all three days of the exhibition to explain their product to voters (6-8 March 2018)

Judging Process

The judging panel is made up of internationally recognised and respected judges from a variety of industry sectors and disciplines

Judging for all the shortlisted projects will take place at 3pm on Thursday 8th March 2018 

The shortlisted projects must be set up for display on 5 March 2018, which can be either in the form of a poster (poster size will be provided), a prototype or Prototype along with the poster

Judging will take place on 8 March 2018.  Your team to be present during the judging process 

Awards winner will be announced and presented on Thursday 8th March 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre. Details on the judging day will be communicated to you closer to the event

People’s Choice Awards is voted for by the visitors at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition. Contestants must attend for all three days of the exhibition to explain their product to voters (6-8 March 2018)

The eventual winners will be announced on Thursday 8th March 2018 and presented at the Future Generation exhibition stand

Student Testimonial – Future Generation at Middle East Electricity (February 2017)

“I had very good experience during the event also, visiting Dubai city as it was my first visit to UAE.  I experienced the intense and high-density presentation competition during the 3 days as it was mostly customer oriented, that helped me to prepare myself for various future business customers. The award gave me my first trophy during my academic career which makes it even more memorable and it made me as well as my advisor and my whole research group proud. I have been contacted by government representatives and potential investors during the 3 days event regarding promoting the projects and potentials to be used in commercial products.” 

Ren Li, Kind Abdulla University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

 

“Future Generation Competition provided me a platform to showcase my idea related to energy saving solutions for Dubai Smart City. I really appreciate Middle East Electricity for giving such a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to present their ideas and research outcomes. It was a well-organized event, a well-received event.” 

Kainat Amjad Sheikh, University of Bolton RAK Campus

 

“This was by far the best student competition I have participated in (having already participated in a few), because unlike the other competitions (where usually the audience are people from academia) a large portion of the audience were people from the industry.”

Ahmed A. Warsame, Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai