Design for KAUST
Challenge + Workshops
By KAUST, for KAUST, at KAUST
Make tangible local impacts through rapid-prototyping and technologies.
Community life improvement, with a focus on energy saving solutions for residential and facility buildings in KAUST.
March 14, 6:30pm: Kick-off Event
- Presentation of competition rules and workshop format
- Ideation, meet and greet
March 21, 6:30pm: Idea exchange and team formation
April 9: Round 1 proposal submission deadline
April 11: Announcement of Round 1 successful entries (up to 10 teams will be selected and receive small project budget for prototyping)
April 11 to May 30: Workshop series
June, 2017: Final event and announcement of Round 2 awardees
Workshops and events will be hosted at The Space @Innovation Cluster.
Round 1 Project Selection Criteria
Round 1 entries are ranked by three key criteria (equally-weighted):
- Clearly articulated. Projects should have a clear question or problem they are trying to solve plus a reasonably specific proposed solution. Remember, people design for people.
- Attainable. Manageable milestones and their requirements (in terms of material and other resources) should be clearly identified. A well executed small project is always better than half-baked giants.
- Diverse team. Projects should demonstrate ready-to-go tasks for members with a variety of skills and at various skill levels. Each team should take into consideration different skill profiles:
There should be at least one subject matter expert / user in the team.
In addition, entries complementary to each other in amplifying local impacts are encouraged.
Round 2 Project Judging Criteria
Round 2 entries are judged by …
- Project Documentation + community engagement (social media or any other documented form of engagement are a big plus)
- Real world use-case
- Overall attractiveness
The “Local Impact Award” will be given in three categories:
- Best Execution (functionality)
- Best Validation (real world potential)
- Best Design (plain awesomeness)
The three awarded teams will share a total of 10,000 SAR sponsored by Residential Maintenance Services. Additional in-kind awards will be given to teams that demonstrate superb Makers’ spirits in different dimensions.
The Maker Space SDG is a self-directed group sponsored by Innovation & Economic Development and supported by the Visualization Core Lab, the Visual Computing Center, IT and The KAUST School (TKS).
Terms and Conditions
Please read these competition rules, terms and conditions carefully. By entering the Local Impact Award Challenge and Workshops (“Local Impact Award”) you acknowledge and agree to these rules, terms and conditions.
- To enter the competition you must be a current community member of KAUST at the time your application was submitted.
- Content, representations and ideas presented during the competition may be published and shared with the Maker Space SDG and other partners who can help advance your work on creating local impacts.
- A panel of judges who will watch and score participants will select the awardees of the competition. All decisions made by this panel in both rounds will be considered final.
- The closing date is as specified in each round, and the Maker Space SDG reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.
- Any form of plagiarism or the presentation of intentionally unauthentic ideas and solutions will lead to forfeit.
- Awardees from the competition will be posted on the event website and announced at the conclusion of the final event.
- By entering the competition participants agree to participate in such promotional activity and material as the Maker Space SDG and its partners may request. This includes but is not limited to the use of photographs, videos and testimonials.
- By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you also agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Maker Space SDG and The Space.
- The Maker Space SDG reserves the right to amend these rules at any time and if it does so, will post an update on it’s website and notify all participants. The Maker Space SDG may also create rules, which will apply to a specific competition only. If we do this we will publish the amended competition rules and/or specific competition rules on the relevant competition page.
Ideas are cheap, go forth and make stuff together.