Innovate North-America is open to undergraduate and masters students enrolled in a Canadian or American college or university; knowledge of digital design or computer/system architecture is key.
This competition is of interest to university students in electrical, electronic, communication engineering, computer science or software engineering.
The platform for Innovate North-America contest will be Altera DE1 board.
All the teams will develop systems on this platform.
The selected team for Semi-Final will receive the Altera DE1 baord.
Participating teams will go through typical hardware design activities, including: digital design and verification, system architecture, and project management.
To help teams mange their projects, all teams MUST have a mentor from either the educational institution where they are enrolled, or from industry.
Teams submit a project proposal via email with the following information: team member names and emails, team name, name of mentor and email, description of project proposal in AT LEAST 100 words and AT MOST 200 words.
Use the templates available from the Downloads section.
The evaluation gird used is:
Innovation -> 25
Specification or Verification plan -> 25
Completeness -> 10
Practicality -> 10
Complexity -> 10
Design working in H/W -> 10
All-undergrad team -> 10
Semifinalist teams will receive educational material, development software from Altera and Impulse. Teams needing a development kit would get one from Altera through their educational institution.
All finalists are guaranteed publication, and each team member of the winner and runner-ups will receive a cash prize.