i. overview

Prepare and execute your idea of AI in Space

The challenge will ask students to utilize the world’s smallest AI Supercomputer for Embedded and Edge Systems located directly on board the International Space Station (ISS), together with a number of different built-in sensors, allowing for collection, analysis and processing of various data gathered directly in a space environment by using self-created algorithms.

ii. who can join?

Open for undergraduate students for free

Teams of 2-5 undergraduate students from all accredited universities, polytechnics and technical institutes within all ASEAN countries and Taiwan are eligible to participate in the Challenge free of charge.

All team members shall be students of the same university/polytechnic/technical institute, however, if the participating team consists of more than 3 students, maximum one member of the team can be a student of any other accredited university/polytechnic/technical institute within ASEAN countries or Taiwan. 

Registration of teams opens on October 15, 2021. All submissions should be made by using a dedicated application form.

iii. What do I need to do?

Ideations, workshops

Entries will consist of a Paper Submission, in which Teams present their findings, ideas and solutions in a written report for review by a panel of educators, scientists, engineers, and/or technology experts selected by the Organizers. 

The introductory webinar by the organizing committee on overview of competition and ICE CUBES on introduction to AI BOX will be held virtually in the beginning of November. This will be a recorded online session focused on introducing the necessary information to all participating Teams related to the characteristics and work with ICE Cubes AI Box. More information will be sent closer to the event by email provided by teams during the registration. 

The series of webinars will be held virtually between November – December 2021. This will be a recorded online session introducing students to the world of business opportunities within the space industry, providing invaluable support for maximization of success of translation of the project into real-life business opportunities. More information will be sent closer to the event by email provided by teams during the registration.

The deadline of proposal submission is February 15, 2022 at 23:59 GMT+7.


iv. Final Pitching Event

Present your idea

Ten teams will be selected as Finalists for the Final Pitching Competition. The ten (10) student teams with the highest overall scores from judging will be deemed finalists and will compete for the Grand Prize and the Runner-up prize. The Organizers will, via an email sent to the address entered at the time of registration, inform all participating teams on the results of the pre-selection.

At least one Team Member, accompanied by the Team Leader, is required to present at the Pitching Event, however, all Team Members are encouraged to attend and participate. All presentations must be conducted in English.

Presentation materials including portable computing systems, presentation software, storyboards and other visual aids are the responsibility of the team participating on the Final Pitching. Any materials used must conform to competition specified standards.

v. Prizes

Grand Prize and Runner-up Prize

There will be two prizes awarded in total.  The winners will have the opportunity to execute their project on the International Space Station and utilize the AI Box for their project for the duration of maximum three months.

Grand Prize

Grand Prize winners will get the opportunity to launch their project to the International Space Station and accommodate it on the AI Box. They will be provided with full support related to the execution of the project on board the International Space Station including support for arising safety and other procedures.

Runner-up Prize

Runner-up prize will be awarded to the runner-up team finishing second according to competition results (taking into account both the decision of the Jury and the Public voting). They will be awarded with consultations and a mentoring package provided by the Organizers, aimed at supporting further development of the idea.

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