MIE 11 Rules

Competition Overview

MIE11 Competition

Welcome to Made In Egypt (MIE) competition for undergraduates. MIE is a competition for students in their senior graduating year from engineering and computer science schools from all Egyptian universities. The competition aims at developing the outcome of students’ graduation projects by exposing the students to the needs of the market and giving them a chance to develop prototypes for such needs aroused by industrial partners.

Please click each Phase to get more information about it.

 

Competition Phases

Admission and Enrollment

What are the registration requirements?

For team to admit to competition this year, they should have:

      • A Team: At least two team members should register to be considered MIE team. For the regulation about formulating your team, please refer to “Competition Regulations” section below. 
      • A HR Form : team must have already downloaded HR Form and fill it then upload it .
      • A Project Overview Form : team must have already downloaded Project Overview Form and fill it then upload it .

Note 1: To download HR form, click here

Note 2: To download Project Overview form, click here

How can a team register?

Registration for the competition is done through the registration web page. Each team is required to submit the following through the online registration form:

  1. Team members’ data.
  2. Supervisor information (if Exists).
  3. Project’s idea is not mandatory at the registration phase. MIE will guide you how to get an idea in further phases if you do not have one
        1. HR Form: This is Question  about your team in the enclosed form . Each team has to fill in this form and upload it within the registration form.
        2. Project Overview Form: you can download this form and fill it then upload it again

(Tip 1: You can submit HR form later on through your team profile, but your application will NOT be processed if HR  is not submitted before the deadline.)

(Tip 2: Assigned contact person will be responsible for further communication with the MIE committee, and it is preferred that he/she would be in charge of the registration.)

After the successful submission of this information online, an email will be sent to all the team members containing login info for your team’s MIE account.


“MEET THE INDUSTRY TRENDS” EVENT

MIE registered team members will be invited to attend this event and interact with MIE industrial partners.

In this event , MIE industrial partners will present their industrial issues and areas of interest, So that students can get an idea to be implemented.

MIE Teams are totally free either to pick an idea from the event or to adopt another idea out of the event and they are willing to implement it.

1ST FILTRATION POINT

Our focus is to get out the best projects ideas that

  • Solves an industrial issue or has a market need
  • Provides an added value to an existing solution
  • Provides a solid technical evidence of do ability.
  • Seeks a fully functioning prototype

MID-YEAR TRAINING

  • Trainings will be provided to the teams that pass the initial filtration phase.
  • Trainings will be held in Mid-year vacation.
  • Trainings topics will be set in coordination with the sponsor companies to ensure the delivery of an integrated package to the participating teams.
  • Trainings will include basic business and interpersonal skills required for the completion of the project successfully.
  • Starting from this stage, each MIE team must get technical sponsor for its project

2ND FILTRATION POINT

Our focus is to find the best teams with the actual technical mentor-ship which have the ability to deliver high quality prototypes, and our target is to find prototypes with quality rather than admitting a large number of teams

MIE11 Business Overview Report: To download Business Overview Report, click here

MIE11Technical Overview Report : To download Technical Overview Report, click here

INSPECTION POINT

  • A quality check on your prototype, in which we inspect your final prototype is finished and perform the target functionalities as described in the project overview report you have provided to MIE before you enter MIE Finals.

 Selection of the teams will be based on some factors, the most prominent are:

  • The competencies of the team in terms of technicality, diverse expertise, quality , packaging, communicational, and interpersonal skills
  • Having a clear roadmap and timeline for development and implementation your own product.

MIE FINALS

  • Qualified team to the finals will exhibit with their final prototypes in a gallery to be exposed to students and visitors. Academic professors and business men interested in the same field will join the judgment panel for each team. MIE will execute its final evaluation based on judge’s feedback. MIE will announce the final winners in its final ceremony.

Competition Regulations

  • MIE deals with the team as one entity not as individuals.
  • The team has to be a group of students (2 or more) from the same university with a graduation project registered in their university.
  • Supervisor of your project in university must be aware and agrees on your participation in MIE competition.
  • Each Team is allowed to register with only one project (one idea). It has to be registered as a graduation project (i.e. team can’t just register with any idea that is not their actual graduation project).
  • A team member should exist only in one team group (i.e. same person cannot be a member in more than one team).
  • If students from different universities or different departments want to do joint projects and register with them in MIE competition, they have to contact the MIE committee first.
  • If a team decides to break up into two teams or if two teams decide to join forces and merge becoming one single team, the MIE committee will solely have the right to accept or reject the action.
  • Any data submitted as a part of the registration process about the project, team members, university supervisor, the sponsor company, and the SME must be correct. If it came to the attention of the MIE committee that any of the above stated data is incorrect, the team will be dropped out of the competition.

 

Think…Plan…Act

Each year hundreds of graduation projects are implemented by engineering and computer science students as a requirement to complete their bachelor degree. A huge portion of these projects are never further utilized for any other purpose but to proof some theoretical concepts proposed by students or universities. On the other hand the industrial sector suffers almost continuously from the lack of graduating students’ exposure to the market requirements, and skills needed for products' development within the industrial arena.

MIE has been introduced to the Egyptian market in 2006, back then the initial motivation behind the program was to introduce and spread the concepts of University-Industry linkage (IUL) to the Egyptian students, and spreading awareness amongst the industrial sector. Now with this target accomplished, MIE is now taking a leap to the next step which is to ensure the outcome of the participating projects.

In the 11th round of MIE for the academic year 2015-2016, the requirements of the competition this year have changed dramatically; targeting (quality rather than quantity). The competition capacity of teams will be minimized a lot comparing with the previous years (For more info, please refer to the (History and statistics section) and there will be punctual selection process for teams, projects' ideas and sponsorships, as our focus is on the actual technical mentor-ship and high quality prototypes that will be real seeds for commercial and industrial products after competition.