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CWIEME Berlin has €1000 prize for 2016’s top electrical student

February 22, 2016 | By Renée Francoeur

The 2015 finalists from left to right: Benedict Schmitz-Rode and Mario Boxhiemer from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; Lucas Kistner and Marc England from Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany; Sheng Yuan from the University of Liverpool, UK; and Łukasz Waluś from the Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. Photo courtesy CWIEME Berlin

February 22, 2016 – The international electrical manufacturing exhibition CWIEME (Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition) Berlin is once more offering students from around the world a chance to present their work to a live audience of industry professionals and win a €1000 prize in the 2016 CWIEME Challenge.

CWIEME Challenge—an initiative to find the most innovative electrical design and engineering projects from university students around the world—celebrated its inaugural run last year and “aims to support students in increasing their commercial awareness and network with businesses looking to recruit, enter into new research partnerships, or simply to understand the direction of current academia”.

The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of any nationality and at any stage of their university career, as long as they are age 18 or over. Projects entered should strive to “improve the efficiency and effectiveness of electrical systems or components, whether through innovative design, material development or advancement, or application methods—and demonstrate ingenuity, technical innovation and the potential of young engineers to have an impact on industry.”
Potential topics include (but are not limited to) e-mobility, renewable and smart grid technology, automation and robotics, alternative drive technologies such as variable frequency drives (VFDs), use of permanent magnets and the greening of technology.

The deadline for entry is March 4, 2016. At the end of March five finalists will be invited to travel to Berlin, Germany (travel and accommodation paid) to present their projects. The winner will be chosen by a panel of industry experts and receive a grand prize of €1000 in travel vouchers.


“The CWIEME Challenge really boosted my confidence in talking about my project—in front of a large audience, with industry leaders, and in job interviews—and was helpful in understanding what the market is like”, says 2015 Challenge winner Sheng Yuan from the University of Liverpool in the UK. “I made lots of useful contacts—I was even invited again to speak again at CWIEME Chicago”.

Full terms and conditions, as well as information on how to enter, are available HERE.

CWIEME Berlin takes place May 10-12, 2016 at the Messe Berlin and brings together international visitors from across the transformer, electric motor and generator industries, working in sectors as diverse as power and energy (including renewables), automotive, consumer electronics, industrial machinery, military and aerospace.

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