2016-IFEC-Call for Proposals

2016 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge – Call for Proposals/Participants

The IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location.   Proposals regarding “High Power Density AC-DC Converter” are now being accepted for consideration for the 2016 Competition. 

IFEC 2016 Timelines and Proposal Submission  

  • Workshop at ECCE 2015: 22 Sept.  2015
  • Proposal Deadline: 15 Oct.  2015 (Please email the proposal to: ntuymchen@ntu.edu.tw).
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 Dec. 2015
  • Workshop at APEC 2016: 19 March 2016
  • Notification of Finalist: 30 March 2016
  • Final Competition: 18-20 July 2016

Participation is on a proposal basis. Those schools that are interested must submit a proposal to the topic chair before the proposal deadline. Each Proposal will be judged by a distinguished panel of volunteer experts from the IEEE and from industry. Schools with successful proposals will be notified and qualified for the rest of the competition. The outstanding teams will be invited to a competition event in summer of 2016. 

Each university can support only one team. Each team should have at least 4 members.  Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. Graduate students are not excluded, but should only provide high level support.

There will be a Grand Prize of US$10,000 and three additional awards granted at US$5,000, US$3000 and US$1,000 each.

The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS), Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES), Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).

The results from the 2015 competition are available and you can visit the IFEC website for more information on the program.