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Young Leaders Innovation Challenge

Young Leaders Innovation Challenge

Intersolar Middle East is organising an exciting competition encouraging students to showcase their views on sustainability and retrofitting by means of an exciting competition. The Young Leaders Innovation Challenge is a perfect opportunity for every candidate to showcase their skills and advance their career. The UAE is strategically located to take advantage of a rapid increase in demand for renewable power and clean technology. Clean technology innovation and international collaboration is earning the UAE a reputation as a leading clean energy innovation hub as the world looks – once again – to the region to help drive the next global energy revolution. The projects involve choosing a government building and achieving at least a 25% reduction in the energy consumed by the building by retrofitting renewable components for better efficiency.

The Challenge

  • Choose an iconic government building in any of the emirates in UAE
  • It must have been constructed before the year 2000 and must be at least 6 stories tall
  • Privately owned buildings are allowed, but public buildings are preferred
  • Achieve at least 25% reduction in the energy consumed by the building by retrofitting renewable components
  • Establish teams of maximum 2-3 students (Projects must be verified by faculty)

Awards

Bronze

  • Commendation certificate from MESIA and Intersolar
  • Entry/project will be showcased at the Intersolar Middle East event
  • A trophy and a certificate by the Ministry of Energy, UAE
  • 6 weeks Internship in a MESIA member company in the UAE
  • US $900 in cash for the team

Silver

  • Commendation certificate from MESIA and Intersolar
  • Entry/project will be showcased at the Intersolar Middle East event
  • A trophy and a certificate by Ministry of Energy, UAE
  • 6 weeks Internship in a MESIA member company in the UAE
  • US $1,500 in cash for the team

Gold

  • Commendation certificate from MESIA and Intersolar
  • Entry/project will be showcased at the Intersolar Middle East event
  • A trophy and a certificate by Ministry of Energy, UAE
  • Chance to visit Intersolar Europe event in Germany (22 – 24 June, 2017)
  • Hosted one to one meetings with Solar Energy companies at the Intersolar Munich – 2017
  • Flights and two nights’ accommodation in Munich provided
  • 6 weeks Internship at MASDAR
  • US $2,500 in cash for the team

Submission Requirement

  • All entries to be submitted online by 31 July – Forms available on www.intersolar.ae
  • A scanned copy of your college/university identification card
  • Submit the following information about the project:
    • Drawing, Elevations, Plans in A-3 Size (Max. 5 Nos.)
    • A write-up on the project in A-4 size paper (500-700 words)
    • One page Bio-data & picture of each participant o Presentation detailing salient features of the project
    • Only 1 project can be submitted per entry form o Entry attachments shouldn’t exceed 2 MB

Important Dates

  • 31 July 2016 – Entries close
  • 20 August 2016 – Top 5 announced
  • 19 September 2016 – Gold, Bronze & Silver announced
  • 19 – 21 September 2016 – Intersolar Middle East

Those interested in participating or learning more should contact Rayna Soni: raynasoni@dmgeventsme.com

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