MIE 2015 Rules
Welcome to Made In Egypt (MIE) competition for undergraduates.
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 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.
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 10th round of MIE for the academic year 2014-2015, 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.
Expected Outcome of MIE competition is to produce:
- A functional prototype to be a base for a product that fulfils one of the following:
- Develop new technological prototypes or services with significant market value.
- Substitute a similar imported product.
- Fulfilling sponsor needs in general where applicable.
- A Team equipped with:
- MIE’s vision in developing Egypt through innovative ideas, and products.
- Communications skills to build and maintain a productive relationship with the team and within external entities.
- Technical skills to develop a functional prototype.
- Knowledge to solve problems, develops projects, and seizes opportunities whenever they might be found.
- Entrepreneurial skills.
Please check our rules for competition Details, Phases, and regulations.
Admission and Enrollment
What are the registration requirements?
For team to admit to competition this year, they should have:
Note 1: The registration is closed .
Note 2: This round will have a limited number of the participant projects will be determined with earlier registration.
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:
- Supervisor information.
- Team members’ data.
- Personal data of the team members.
- Cumulative overall grade so far.
- Technical Fields of interest.
- 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)
- This is brief abstract about your project idea and market analysis as illustrated in the enclosed form . Each team has to fill in this form and upload it within the registration form.
(Tip 1: We highly recommend that you have these data prepared offline before you do online register click here to download PDF Version of Forms (RF-01)
(Tip 2: You can finish the registration process and submit project overview later on though your team profile, but your application will NOT be processed if project overview is not submitted before the deadline.)
(Tip 3: We highly recommend to submit the project overview in PDF format to maintain the file portability)
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.
Initial Selection and Filtration (1st Filtration Point)
The sooner you complete all admission requirements the better. We will accept limited number of teams this year, so we may close the registration once we find our right candidates our target number of qualified teams who have completed all the admission requirements. And then , we will not accept any more teams.
- Team should receive a first E-mail within 24H of registration deadline that confirms project application submission status. Status would be: Application received and Passing to validation Stage or Rejected and rejection reason.
- Team should receive a second e-mail after 2-5 days of registration deadline that confirms project application validation is finished. And their application is qualified for the judgment process.
In case team have not received one of 2 E-mails above or they have faced an expected circumstances. Team contact person should contact MIE Team describing his team case and team should receive a reply within 24H Max.
By the end of the initial filtration process all teams should receive an E-mail announcing their evaluation in MIE 2015. With our wishes to all teams to be accepted in MIE2015.
After becoming one of the teams accepted to get through to this phase, you will pass by the following:
- The direct support MIE is providing to the accepted teams is represented in the Teams Coordinator.
- Each accepted team will be assigned a Team Coordinator.
What is the Team Coordinator?
- Is a member of the MIE organizing committee who has extensive knowledge and experience in managing similar projects that will help you get through the competition phases successfully.
- Is the team’s interface with MIE. He/she will follow up on the team’s progress, provide support and guidance through the different phases of the competition, and make sure that required assistance is allocated
- Will act as Project management consultant for the team, develop plan and set goals for project with the team, and ensure that the team is moving in the right direction with a good pace.
- Establishing and maintaining communication links between all parties involved in the project development; the team, the university, the technical mentor, and MIE committee.
- Making sure that the progress of the project is going according to the plan set for the prototype development.
Summer Training and Workshop
- Trainings will be provided to the teams that pass the initial filtration phase.
- Trainings will be held in summer after graduation project delivery.
- 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.
- The exact dates will be announced later on.
Inspection point (2nd Filtration 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 technical/business proposals you have provided to MIE before you enter MIE Inspection 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 projects with quality rather than admitting a large number of teams
MIE Finals/ EED
- Only the best teams who pass all the filtration and checkpoints reach MIE Finals.
- MIE Finals takes place in Day-0 in Egyptian Engineering Day (EED).
- Each team of the finalists do a presentation in front of the judgment panel that includes number of technical and business judges who evaluate both your project’s technical quality and business value on site.
- The winners are announced in the EED closing ceremony.
Note 1: if your team reached MIE finals, you will have to register in and pay EED fees. Payment method is communicated to teams after passing initial filtration point. If the team has an issue with paying this fee, feel free to contact MIE on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will MIE committee select accepted teams?
Selection of the teams will be based on some factors, the most prominent are:
- The idea generated and how it is related to the market.
- The competencies of the team in terms of technicality, diverse expertise, communicational, and interpersonal skills
- Having a clear roadmap and timeline for development and implementation.
- 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.