Training & Education
CWIEME on quest for electrical industry’s top students
By Renée Francoeur
February 10, 2015 – CWIEME Berlin, an international electrical manufacturing exhibition, is offering students from around the world a chance to present their work to industry professionals and win a €1,000 prize in the inaugural CWIEME Challenge.
CWIEME (Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibitions) is launching a new initiative at its 2015 Berlin show to “bring together the businesses of today with the engineers of tomorrow.” CWIEME Challenge is a competition to find the most innovative and groundbreaking electrical design and engineering projects from students at academic institutions around the world and introduce them to the industry’s leading manufacturers.
CWIEME Berlin takes place on May 5-7, 2015. Its 750 exhibitors include global brands 3M, ABB, Alstom, ArcelorMittal, Shell and ThyssenKrupp.
“Whether you are a student looking to meet potential employers or a company seeking new recruits or academic partnerships, CWIEME Berlin offers unparalleled networking opportunities,” said Chloe Theobald, content manager for the CWIEME exhibition series. “Nowhere else in the electrical design and engineering world do you find so many cutting-edge and influential individuals together under one roof.”
A shortlist of finalists in the CWIEME Challenge will be invited (travel and accommodation paid) to present their projects at the show. The grand prize winner will be chosen by the audience.
Projects entered should “aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of electrical systems or components, whether through innovative design, material development or advancement, or application methods.” 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.
Entries may consist of projects in progress and/or yet to be published as a final paper, new investigations into improvements for existing or predicted challenges, prototypes or simulation tests, or results requiring further debate with the industry or academic communities.
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. GMT on March 6, 2015.
Full terms and conditions, as well as information on how to enter, visit: www.coilwindingexpo.com/berlin/Content/CWIEME-Challenge.