Inter Student Branch Chapter Competition

IEEE IES Inter Student Branch Chapter Competition 2023



The objective of the IEEE-IES Inter Student Branch Chapter Competition 2023 is to foster active participation among student branch chapters, promote student engagement with IEEE-IES, and encourage innovative research projects within the realm of industrial electronics.



Student members from any IEEE-IES student branch chapter are eligible to participate in the competition. Each IES student branch chapter can submit one or more candidates.


Competition Topics

Participants are required to submit research projects falling under one of the following three specified topics:


a. Smallest 1kW PV Inverter with MPPT:
Design a compact 1kW photovoltaic (PV) inverter with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) functionality. The focus should be on minimizing size while maximizing energy conversion efficiency.


b. Efficient Energy Harvesting System:
Design an innovative energy harvesting system that leverages renewable sources such as solar, wind, or kinetic energy to efficiently capture and store power. Emphasize optimizing energy conversion and storage for practical applications in various settings.


c. Autonomous Industrial Inspection Robot:
Develop an autonomous robotic system capable of inspecting industrial environments with minimal human intervention. Focus on advanced control algorithms, sensor integration, and real-time decision-making to enhance the robot's efficiency and accuracy.


d. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Analytics Platform:
Create an IIoT analytics platform that gathers and analyzes data from interconnected industrial devices. Demonstrate how the platform can provide actionable insights to improve operational efficiency, maintenance, and decision-making within industrial settings.


Competition Format

- Each candidate is required to prepare and submit a recorded video presentation showcasing their research project. Some tips to prepare your video.
- The video should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration.
- The presentation should provide a clear overview of the project's objectives, methodology, results, and significance.
- The topic of the video must align with one of the three specified competition topics.
- Submissions must be via this form. The video can be provided via a link. (Exp: Google drive, YouTube link..etc) 


Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Innovation and Creativity: Uniqueness of the approach, originality of the idea, and creative problem-solving.
- Technical Excellence: Depth of technical knowledge, thoroughness of research, and accuracy of methodology.
- Practical Implementation: Feasibility and applicability of the project in real-world scenarios.
- Presentation: Clarity of communication, structure of the presentation, and ability to convey complex ideas effectively within the 5-minute time limit.
- Impact and Contribution: Potential impact of the project on the field of industrial electronics and its contribution to sustainable practices.



Winners will be recognized with certificates and award money in the following categories:
- First Prize: 700 USD + Certificate
- Second Prize: 500 USD + Certificate
- Third Prize: 300 USD + Certificate


Important Dates

- Submission Deadline: 5 October /2023


Contact Information

For inquiries or clarifications regarding the competition, please contact:
Ala Chalghaf  - - IES SBC Coordinator
We look forward to your enthusiastic participation and innovative contributions to the IEEE-IES Inter Student Branch Chapter Competition 2023. Best of luck to all participants!


Some tips to prepare your video

1. The idea of the 5min video session is to help people (students and young professionals) learn how to advertise their project for the public and promote the authors. Whether your work is just theoretical or by simulations, you are expected to prepare the video interactive, live and interesting for the viewers. Record some minutes from running results in the software, during simulation or practical tests.

2. Record some videos from your hardware design or even software results (e.g., the screen of your computer) while they are running. Discussion with co-authors, research team etc. At least 70% of your video should include interactive parts and not solid slides.

3. It is recommended to present the work with your own voice during the video recording. Please present it in a different way than a PowerPoint presentation. Your video will be on IES YouTube Channel and should attract the viewers.

4. Showing some information on the video using simple texts as subtitles is also recommended. Note that the voice is useful for the YouTube viewers, however, during the conference it will be replaced by your 5 min. The video may be displayed with no sound.

5. Sometimes background music could make your video much more interesting.

6. Try to make people interested in your videos. Devote some seconds of the video to your office, lab, any places that you are working in and show the stuff you are using for that project, introduce co-authors, supervisors, explain motivation, etc.

8. The 5min video does not need to show the details of your work. Some concepts are enough to attract people’s attention. Deep theoretic and mathematics are not useful to advertise your project for people with different interests.

9. Note that the video should be impressive and interactive. Static pictures do not interest anyone. Find gif or flash images from the Internet.

10. Make sure you have the copyright for materials used in your video including animations, song, photos, etc.


Here you can watch a good example of a 3min video recorded at MIT.


Take a look at other videos posted by young researchers (young professionals and students) for the IES-SYPA at the following links: