The inaugural ASME Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge is designed to give mechanical and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to re-engineer existing products or create new designs that minimize energy consumption and/or improve energy efficiency. Students will showcase their creativity by demonstrating the value added through their ingenuity, application of sound engineering design principles, and leveraging Additive Manufacturing technology to address a broad spectrum of industrial, manufacturing, and humanitarian challenges.
A functional prototype of the top 30 designs (as chosen by a panel of judges) will be printed to the submitted design specifications and those students will be invited to present their designs and business case to panel of judges at the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) in Montreal, Canada.
- Organizers: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Registration: November 18, 2013 – May 1, 2014 12 AM Eastern or GMT-5
- Last day to submit project: May 1, 2014 (12:00AM) or GMT-5
- Semifinalists announced: by August 31, 2014
- Final round: IMECE November 2014
Swiss technology company Toradex specializes in designing and developing modules based on ARM and x86 architectures. As part of their involvement with the community they have been running a long-term embedded design competition for students and enthusiasts. The buzz on IoT has been around for a few years now and 2014 may just be the year of inflection point. It is now as good a time as any to get started on IoT applications.
Beyond IoT, Toradex modules can enable a variety of embedded applications. Perhaps you have an application or idea in mind and can't wait to bring it to realization. This is your chance. Enter the competition. Make your project proposal. Start building and winning. Accepted applicants will receive a Toradex Design Challenge Kit consisting of a NVIDIA Tegra based Colibri module and an Iris carrier board.
Join the App Builders Club. Participate in the Windows 8 challenges and win!
The App Builders Club is an initiative to identify, assist and recognize app builders in India who are committed to creating good quality Windows Store and/or Windows Phone apps. As an App Builders Club member, you can progress through the various tiers and also take part in time-bound quality-focused App Builders Club challenges, such as the Windows 8 App Update Challenge and the Windows 8 Great Apps Challenge.
- Start Date: 26th Jan 2014
- End Date: 26th March 2014
- Results will be announced in May 2014.
Electronics For You Expo is a unique electronics event that showcases the entire electronics ecosystem while focusing on the electronics value chain, including components, parts, materials, manufacturing services and equipments.
EFY Expo puts together a comprehensive and ideal platform for the electronics industry exhibiting innovators, designers, manufacturers and sellers. The expo attracts visitors from all functions and verticals of the electronics industry including buyers, production managers, as well as engineers from R&D and design, and innovators.
Electronics Rocks is featured as part of this expo. Electronics Rocks is an exciting conference for electronics design engineers on building real hardware for the Internet of Things.
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is an international, independently judged competition that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, processes, and service across the entire packaging value chain. Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Packaging Awards program is now recognized as the leading packaging awards program in the world.
The call for entries for the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is now opened.
Editor: Anya Gupta
Illustrator: Anitha Balachandran
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2013
When we think of a book written by entrepreneurs, we think of a book serious in nature. It might be a book on management giving readers tips and tricks to making it big in a world of ruthless competition. It might be a book detailing various challenges that these entrepreneurs faced. If they failed, it would be a learning experience from which the readers can learn too. It they succeeded, it would be a revelation in right decision making, though that comes with the benefit of hindsight.
The Captainship is however none of the above. It is a book for light reading, something perfectly suited to relax you at the end of a long day. Don't mistake it for entertainment. It is thought provoking and funny at the same time. It shows us the human side of entrepreneurship. It talks about many things to which present day entrepreneurs can relate to. In its own way, it is inspirational without being preachy.