After a huge success in 2021, PES Humanitarian Activity Committee (PES-HAC) launched the second edition of the Humanitarian Technology Project Design Competition (HTPDC) during the PES Day 2021. The registration process has been started and a good number of teams have already registered. Due to ongoing University Examinations, there were several requests from interested participants to extend the registration deadline. The HTPDC Organizing Committee is pleased to extend the registration date until 5th May 2022. The registration link is available here.

In the HTPDC 2021 there were 65 teams (19 Sections/ 12 Countries) registered during that event. The local round events were held in six different locations across the globe. Experts from seven different countries judged the competition. A total of $ 1000 was awarded to the winners of the event.

The HTPDC is not just a project design competition, it offers:

  1. Online Training Sessions on Humanitarian Technology Project Design
  2. Live Virtual Discussion Forum
  3. Live Virtual and Online Feedback on Project Design
  4. Local and Final Rounds of Competition based on video presentation and virtual Q/A.

The details are available on the website; however, a few key points are mentioned here:

  • HTPDC is an idea sharing competition with the major components such as objective, challenges, humanitarian aspects, technical details, feasibility of the project, sustainability, etc. There is no working model/ prototype mandatory.
  • A team of 3 – 10 members (mostly students) is preferred where the team lead must IEEE and PES member along with the overall PES membership of 30% members. (For example, if a team of 3 members formed, the team lead being the IEEE and PES member satisfies both the conditions)
  • Based on the submitted video, document, and online presentation, winners in the local round and final round will be selected. Only selected winners in the local round will be given the opportunity to present in the final round.
  • Prize money amounting $ 1500 to be awarded. (Winner – $ 500, Runners up – $ 400, Honourable Mentions (3 nos.) – $ 200 each)
  • Depending on the project quality, some selected projects will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal for IEEE PES-HAC Project Funding after the final round of competition. (detailed instruction will be provided later)

Training Sessions

PES-HAC in association with several OUs have organized several interactive training sessions where the participants were briefed about the competition HTPDC. The PES-HAC Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and some of the Working Group Chairs of PES-HAC conduct the training.

Contact for Queries:

Tanmoy Roy Choudhury, Ph. D., C. Eng., SMIEEE
Secretary, PES-HAC
Asst Prof, School of EE, KIIT Deemed to be University