PES HAC

PES Humanitarian Technology Project Design Competition

In association with PES Day 2021, IEEE PES Humanitarian Activity Committee will be conducting PES Humanitarian Technology Project Design Competition along with training. PES chapters and student branch chapters are inspired to participate in the training and competition. 

  • Get participatory training on PES humanitarian technology project design
  • Get feedback on your project and learn important aspects of other projects
  • Get certificates and some best performing groups will get prizes and some funds

Tentative Schedule: 

  • 15 February to 28 February: Team Registration
  • 1 March to 27 March: Training Sessions
  • 28 March: Preliminary Design Submission (5 min video & 1 page description)
  • 1 April to 17 April: Local Round Presentations (PES Chapter/ PES SB Chapter)
  • 18 April: Final Design Submission (5 min video & 1 page description)
  • 24 April to 25 April: Final Competition & Award Ceremony (selected project presentations)

   [26 Apr. to 15 May: Project Grant Application to PES-HAC for 2021]

Project Areas:

Please note that for this competition a project need not to be completed or implemented. The competition is focused mainly on the in-depth design phase of a project that includes:

  1. Detailed design
  2. Implementation plan
  3. Feasibility analysis
  4. Humanitarian impact
  5. Sustainability and business model
  6. Social and financial return on investment.

Project Deliverables:

Any project related to the broad areas of power and energy, which involves humanitarian technology can be chosen for this competition. Projects related to the theme of the PES Day 2021 “Clean Energy Revolution” and that can help to fight against COVID19 pandemic (during or/and after) are appreciated.

PES-HAC HTPDC 2021 Final Competition & Award Ceremony

Dates: 24-25 April (Sat-Sun) 11 AM–2 PM (GMT)

Join the exciting final competition among 12 teams from 8 IEEE Sections with PES President, Past-President, President-Elect, VP (MI) and HAC Chair.

24th April: Final Round – Team Presentations and Live Q/A Session

25th April: Flash Round – Highlights and Rapid Q/A

Zoom Meeting ID: 647 4505 2880

Register: https://tinyurl.com/finalsHTPDC

Brief Description on HTPDC:

The PES-HAC Humanitarian Technology Project Design Competition (HTPD) competition offers


(i) Online Training Sessions on HT Project Design,
(ii) Live Discussion Forum and
(iii) Local and Final Rounds of Competition based on the video presentation and live Q/A. 


The competition limits the scope only on detailed design considering the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes technical design along with brief analysis on community engagement, stakeholder’s mapping, sustainability, social impact, and business model.

We have received registrations from 65 Project Teams from 12 countries (19 IEEE Sections). After the training and open forum discussions, finally, 26 Teams could submit the detailed design. 

  • In each team, there are around 5-10 members.

  • Out of 65 teams, finally 26 teams presented videos and attended local rounds.

  • Teams were divided in 6 Local Rounds at 6 different places (five countries) from 10th to 18th April.

  • Top two teams from each Local Round Competition were selected based on the evaluations from judges.

  • Top 12 teams from 8 different IEEE Sections will be attending the final competition.

  • The Final Round Competition and Award ceremony will be held during 24th and 25th April (Saturday-Sunday) from 11 AM to 2 PM GMT.


Based on evaluations provided by the judges during local, final and flash rounds and online evaluations (from Microsoft CMT platform) by judges the winners will be declared. 

 

24th April Saturday 

(6:45 AM to 10:45 AM ET)

Zoom Meeting ID: 647 4505 2880

6:45 – 7:00

Team Registration 

7:00 – 7:10

Opening Address

Julio Romero Agüero, PES VP, Membership & Image

7:10 – 7:30

Inaugural Keynote

Frank C. Lambert, PES President

7:30 – 7:35

Introduction

Shaikh Fattah, Chair, PES-HAC

7:35-10:35

Final Round Competition

10:35-10:45

Concluding Remarks

 

25th April Saturday 

(6:45 AM to 10:45 AM ET)

Zoom Meeting ID: 647 4505 2880

6:45 – 7:00

Team Attendance

7:00-7:10

Inaugural Address

Frank C. Lambert, PES President

7:10-8:20

Quick Round Competition

8:20–8:30

Evaluation from Committee Members 

Shaikh Fattah, Chair, PES HAC and HTPDC2021

Thiago Alencar, Chair, PES CSAC; Vice-Chair, HTPDC ‘21

Hussain Mahdi, Chair, Project Assessment HTPDC’21

Ashraful Haque, Chair, Project Mentoring HTPDC’21

8:30-8:40

Speech

Julio Romero Agüero, PES VP, Membership & Image

8:40-8:45

Speech

Juan Carlos Montero, Past VP, Membership & Image

8:45–8:50

Speech

Chaitali Naik, PES-Day Chair 2021

8:50-9:10

Keynote Talk

Jessica J. Bian, PES President-Elect

9:10–9:30

Keynote Talk

Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, Chair, IEEE HAC

9:30–9:40

Congratulatory Address

Saifur Rahman, PES Past President

9:40–9:45

Opening   HTPDC 2021 Proceedings 

Tanmoy Choudhury, Chair, Project Publication HTPDC’21 

Albin Paul, Chair, Project Communication HTPDC’21

Sarah Toscano, Chair, Project Publicity HTPDC’21

9:45–10:00

Award & Closing

Shaikh Fattah, Chair, PES HAC and HTPDC 2021

 

Local Round Competition-01 

Schedule: 10th April 9:30 AM (IST +5.5)

 

Host: Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology (VJCET), Kerala, India.

 

Guests:

Ms. Sarada Jayakrishnan, Chair, IEEE Kerala Section

Engr. Ajith Gopi, Vice Chair, IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

Dr. K. K. Rajan, Principal, VJCET

 

Judges:

Dr. Aruna B.

Dr. Sony Kurian

 

HTPDC Representatives (Judges):

Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Chair, PES-HAC

Ashraful Haque, Chair, Project Mentoring Team of HTPDC

 

Project Teams:

Electromaniacs: Electricity from traffic waste

Team OA: Repulsion Generator

Team JCET: tviS; Solar Electrification Enhancement Project

Team VAST: Project blue sky

 

Participants: Around 60

 

Lead Host Organizers:

Mr. Anish, Branch Counselor of IEEE VJCET SB

Abba Mathews, Chair, IEEE VJCET SB

Albin Paul, Chair, Communication Team of HTPDC

Local Round Competition-02

Host: IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter

 

Schedule: 10th April 2:00 PM (IST +5.5)

 

Lead Host Organizer: Dr. Akila Wijethunga, Chair, IEEE YP Sri Lanka

 

Guests:

Dr. Sudeera Navarathne, Chair, IEEE PEE Sri Lanka Chapter

Ms. Lasanthika Dissawa, Secretary, PES Sri Lanka Chapter

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Akila Wijethunga, Chair, IEEE YP Sri Lanka

Title: “Unleash the Creator Inside You”

 

Judges:

Dr. Sudheera Nawaratne, Chair, PES Sri Lanka Chapter

Dr. Rasara Samarasinghe, Chair, IEEE WIE Sri Lanka

 

HTPDC Representatives (Judges):

Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Chair, HTPDC

Dr. Hussain Mahdi, Chair, Project Assessment Team of HTPDC

Ashraful Haque, Chair, Project Mentoring Team of HTPDC

 

Special Thanks:

Mr. Chamika Sudusinghe, Lead, Communication Team of Sri Lanka Round of HTPDC

 

Project Teams

Team 10 GigaWatts: Simple Waste Management System for Developing Countries

Team RUET: Renewable Energy based EduCar

Team ASGARD: Single-phase low power battery-less solar water pumping system for rural off-grid area

Team TYRO: Solar Powered Water Purification System

 

Participants: More than 40 participants.

Local Round Competition-03

Schedule: 10th April 6:00 PM (BDT +6)

 

Hosts: IEEE BUET SB and IEEE BUET PES SB Chapter

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

 

Guest:

Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Chair, PES Bangladesh Chapter

Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section and IEEE PES WIP R10 Representative

 

Keynote Talks:

1. Dr. Renu Sharma, Professor, Department of EE, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University

Design and performance studies of solar photovoltaic and hybrid energy system for rural application”

2. Dr. Thiago Alencar, Chair, IEEE PES CSAC

Entrepreneurship tools as a way to improve humanitarian projects”

3. Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Saber, VP Optimization and AI at ETAP, USA.

PV Hosting Capacity – ETAP Simulator” 

 

Judges:

Prof. Celia Shahnaz, Department of EEE, BUET

Prof. Dr. Shahriar Khan, Department of EEE, IUB.

 

HTPDC Representatives (Judges):

Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Chair, HTPDC

Dr. Hussain Mahdi, Chair, Project Assessment Team of HTPDC

Ashraful Haque, Chair, Project Mentoring Team of HTPDC

 

Project Teams:

Team Innovators: Robo-X

Team Moritary: Roads That Generate Electricity – Using Piezoelectric Harvesters

Team Technocrats: Windmill Energy Generation

Team JEC: Revolutionised IoT Smart Farm embedded with Dual Axis Tracking Solar panel and Purified Aqua System

 

Participants: More than 40

 

Lead Host Organizer: Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Chair, HTPDC

 

Moderators:

Nayeeb Rashid, Chairperson, IEEE BUET SB

Maisoon Rahman, Chairperson, IEEE BUET PES SBC

Local Round Competition-04

Host: IEEE PES UFPB Student Branch Chapter from Brazil

Schedule: 17th April 10 AM (GMT-3)

Lead Host Organizer: Sarah Toscano, HTPDC Publicity Chair

Judges:

Frank Lambert, PES President
Dr. Edison Roberto, IAS/PES/PELS Northeast 1 Joint Chapter President.

HTPDC Representatives (Judges):

Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Chair, HTPDC

Dr. Hussain Mahdi, Chair, Project Assessment Team of HTPDC

Dr. Thiago Alencar, Chair, IEEE PES CSAC

Keynote Speaker:

Frank Lambert, PES President
Title: “The PES Leadership Challenges during the Pandemic”

Project Teams:

IEEE-PES Western Puerto Rico Section — Green light system,
Amapá Energy — Training and maintenance of oxygen plant systems,
PESoeiros de GIEEEz de Fora — Light-Planter Box,
PES Ustentável team– Sustainable gas production for schools,
UCET IUB Tech — Facility of clean energy and purified water to the life in desert (people)

Moderators:
Mr. Filipe Bulhoes
Ms. Iasmin Monteiros

Participants: More than 40



Local Round Competition-05

Host: PES Morocco Chapter

 

Schedule: 17th 8 PM BDT (GMT +6)

 

Host Organizing Lead:

Dr. Ghassane Aniba, SMIEEE, PES Morocco Chapter Chair and Associate Professor, Electrical Department, Mohammed V University in Rabat.

 

Keynote Talks:

1. M. Mirand Vladimiro, Fellow of IEEE and PES Distinguished Lecturer

Assoc. Director, INESC Technology and Science, Portugal

President of INESC P&D Brasil, Brazil

Professor at the University of Porto, Portugal.

Title: “Innovation is cooperation -success stories in the power and energy domain”.

2. Dr. Hicham Bouzekri, IEEE Senior Member and IEEE PES Morocco Chapter Vice-Chair.

Director of R&D and Industrial Integration at MASEN, Morocco.

Title: “Renewables in the Moroccan energy mix”.

 

Judges:

Dr. Ghassane Aniba

Dr. Hicham Bouzekri.

 

HTPDC Representatives (Judges):

Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Chair, PES HAC

Dr. Hussain Mahdi, Chair, Project Assessment Team of HTPDC

Dr. Thiago Alencar, Chair, PES CSAC

 


Project Teams:

RedRangerz.co: FutureCycle

PES UFCG: Humanitarian Technology as a Form of Inclusion and Scientific Democratization

SOLUSAC: SOLUSAC – Humanitarian Project

Jalapeños: Automatic Street Light Control by Detecting Human Movement

 

Participants: More than 25

 

Special Thanks:

Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Chair, 

Albin Paul, Project Communication Chair,

Sarath S., Communication Lead of Morocco Local Round of the HTPDC 2021

Local Round Competition-06

Host: IEEE PES YP Kerala, India.

 

Schedule: 18th April 9 AM (GMT + 5.5)

 

Lead Host Organizer: Mr. Anandhu S Kumar, PES YP Coordinator, PES Kerala Chapter

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor V. K. Damodaran, Advisor and Moderator of IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

Title: “Picking Tools for Tackling Humanitarian Challenges: Some Field Experiences”

 

Guest:

Dr. Sobha Manakkal, Vice Chair of IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

 

Judges:

Professor V. K. Damodaran, Advisor and Moderator of IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

Professor Muhammed Kasim S, Student Contest Coordinator, IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

 

Project Teams:

Team Beyond Borders: Footstep Power Generation System for Battery Charging

Vibrant: EVA – Electric Vehicle Assistant

VJCETians: Ignite

Aspire: SUSTAINABLE FUEL GENERATION SYSTEM

Charging Up 2.0: Charging Up

 

Special Thanks:

Albin Paul, Chair, Project Communication Team, HTPDC

 

Participants: More than 40

Local Rounds

Organizing Team

Communication Project Members

Local Hosts

PES Expert's Panel

Panelists

"Academic and Industrial Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions from PES to support SDGs"

About Panel Members

Register

Eligibility and Team Format: 3 to 10 members

  1. Majority students
  2. Majority PES members
  3. Team-Lead must be a PES member
Team-Lead needs to identify an IEEE organizational unit (PES Section Chapter, PES SB Chapter, or IEEE Section) to represent in the competition.

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2021
Training Starts: March 01, 2021
Questions: peshac.competition@gmail.com