The submitted projects should be within the scope of one of the following fields:
Devices that operate similar to the ways humans think and process information. Systems that provide for increased interaction of people and machines to more naturally extend and magnify human expertise, activity, and cognition. Studies that explore the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs, and how their behavior is modified by feedback. This includes new theoretical results and the applications of new and established control methods, system modelling, identification and simulation, the analysis and design of control systems (including computer-aided design), and practical implementation.
It also includes Machine Learning where construction and/or study of algorithms that can learn from data is used.
Includes Biochemistry/ Chemical Engineering/ air and water Chemical purification methods, preservatives, medicines, cosmetics from natural products, enzymes, preservatives, insulators sanitization and disinfection using chemical methods, and application of Environmental Chemistry.
Magnetics and Electromagnetics, Devices that works based on thermoelectric concept (utilizing the difference in temperature to cool or heat, heating/cooling mechanisms), cooling suits and helmets (does not have a smart system) , microscopes, lenses, glasses, wireless charging, chargers, superconductors, air and water purification using physical methods like electromagnetism, sanitization and disinfection using physical methods like waves/ultrasound, and LiFi technology applications
Designing, manufacturing and maintenance of smart industrial and mechanical systems and operation of machines and tools with industrial use, including Eco Friendly devices like Air conditioners, smart recycling bins, smart vending/ recycling machines, smart irrigation systems and enhanced or environment friendly printers. It also includes flying bags, grass cutters, animals’ feeding machines, scanners, projectors, smart seats/chairs, modifications on wardrobes and closets, modifications on stairs, modifications on showers and faucets.
Object recognition devices, sensing, actuation, and control systems that make decisions based on the available data, including electricity consumption control systems, but excluding systems related to health monitoring , determined ones and transportation.
It includes smart screens, smart kitchen, smart carts, smart fridge, smart glasses, smart customers’ satisfaction system, smart pens, smart boards, smart books, smart irrigation and garden..etc
Safety and status monitoring, multifunctional safety devices, and control systems that make decisions based on the available data for safety applications, but excluding systems related to health monitoring , determined ones, and transportation
It includes fire and smoke detection, drowning and falling detection, gas leakage detection and theft detection
Smart Vehicle Developments for safety purposes, Smart Applications related to vehicles’ improvements, any transportation-related smart system that focuses on road/vehicles for safety purposes. Examples: Accidents/crash reporting, driver vital measures, speed control systems, Parking booking, forgotten children, car locks, fining systems, car cooling, traffic lights control..etc
Any Development on Vehicle’s designs and improvements (Design, manufacture, operate, or maintain) excluding Smart Applications. It covers airplanes, cars, trains, and boats designs, including the development of ecofriendly vehicles, Drones, aerospace projects, flying cars, tires modification, tanks improvements, car covers..etc)
It also includes all Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)
Any project designed for the benefit of “The Determined Ones”, including Smart or Safety Systems (Object recognition devices, sensing, actuation, and control systems that make decisions based on the available data including GPS applications)
Examples: Any project designed for the benefit of Blind and Deaf individuals, developments on wheelchairs, applications and games for autistic children, projects that support paralyzed individuals, and individual with Parkinson’s disease.
Studying of renewable energy structure and processes related to energy production and efficiency. Examples: Piezoelectricity, Sea waves energy and Hydropower, Mechanical to Electrical Energy, Nuclear Power, Thermal Power, Sound waves power, wind power, speed-breakers, Alternative Fuels (methane, natural gas, ..etc) , New applications on Solar Energy, Fossil Fuel Energy , Microbial Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Cells, energy from soil and plants, Modified and improved solar cells, and the study of materials that convert/store solar energy through chemical changes including photovoltaic material , and Sustainable Home Designs that are ecofriendly in terms of electrical energy production via renewable/alternative energy sources
Projects that have developed processes and infrastructure to solve environmental problems in water supply, and waste disposal. Examples: Waste Management, Water Sustainability, Aquaponic Agriculture, Water Purification techniques excluding the chemical and physical methods, Bioremediation, and Pollution Control
This category focuses on systems specifically designed to address issues of human health and disease, and tackling those issues by utilizing smart technology, developing different smart systems by the use of data to improve efficiency and outcomes of medical services. It includes smart systems used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of disease and other damage to the human body or mental systems, and includes patients’ records and drugs management. Examples: Cancer detection device, artificial joints, health monitoring devices (Blood pressure, sugar level, temperature,…etc), smart medicine fridge, systems to detect or support healing of medical disorders
The study of the characteristics and uses of various materials with improvements to their design which may add to their advanced engineering performance. Examples are ceramic and Glasses, Composite Materials, Nanomaterials, Hydrophobic Materials, and Polymers.