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Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge 2016 - REGISTER HERE

Who can enter?

The Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: Europe Analog Design Contest 2016 is open to teams of between 2-5 members aged 18 years of age or older who are registered engineering students (Undergraduate, Master and PhD) at a university in one of the participating countries listed below. All teams must nominate a team leader and have an advising professor to supervise their project. Students can only register for the contest in one team per year.

  • All EU countries
  • Algeria
  • Belarus
  • Ghana
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Macedonia
  • Morroco
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

How to enter?

Step 1: Select your team and project

Each team must have a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 5 members. A team leader must be nominated from each team.

Think carefully and strategically when selecting your team members. Consider the skills that you will need in order to complete your project report. A list of key skills that we feel will benefit your team include:

  • Organisation
  • Analog Knowledge
  • Programming Knowledge
  • Confident Report Writing in English

Step 2: Register for the competition on the TIIC Europe Portal

The team leader should access the TIIC Europe Portal. On the portal page, look below the Login button where it will say: "If you do not have an account, please sign up HERE" (click on the HERE link).

Fill in your correct details in the form to request a login - only if you are the team leader.

Next, you will receive an email from TIIC - European University Program. In the email, you will find a username and password as well as instructions for how to login to the portal.

Once the team leader has logged in to the portal, he/she must then register the advising professor and all other team members (this includes entering each person's contact details).

When the team leader has filled in the advising professor and team members' contact details and checked the box for 'Accept Contest Rules' , his/her registration status will appear as pending - waiting approval from EUP.

Within 5 business days, the EUP (European University Program) will review your registration and either approve your registration or contact the team leader for more information. Once your team has been approved by the EUP, the team leader will receive a confirmation email.

Registration through the TIIC Europe Portal must be completed by the team leader before 23:59 (GMT) on 29th February 2016.

Step 3: Request tools

Each team leader will be given the chance to request up to $100 of TI tools (Boards/EVMs) from the EUP. Please note that ICs (chips/devices) are not included in this amount.

Once your registration has been approved, the team leader may request up to $100 of tools through the TIIC Portal under 'Tool Request'. Make sure that the shipment address is the address where you want your tools to be sent.

A list of tools which were popular in previous editions of the contest and other student projects as well as information on how to obtain ICs can be found here.

Tool requests must be submitted by the team leader through the TIIC Europe Portal by 23:59 (GMT) on 30th of April 2016.

Step 4: Complete and submit your project report

Once you have requested your tools and ICs your team needs to move onto the practical part of the project. Planning is key to a successful project and we recommend the following steps:

  • Create a timetable for each step of your project and ensure to allocate enough time
  • Agree on the scope of project and know who in your team will complete each task
  • Begin early with your desk research
  • Move onto the simulation
  • Build and test your design
  • Write your design report

Each team must submit a design report that meets all the requirements set out in the Report Guidelines . All design reports will be judged against the criteria set out in the Judging Criteria.

Design Reports must be submitted by the team leader through the TIIC Europe Portal by 23:59 (GMT) on 31st July 2016.