Underwater Gliders Design Competition goes on!

October 28, 2011 - via Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid

Five teams, one from India, selected for the fourth phase of the UPM 2011 International Academic Competition on Underwater Gliders Design, in which they will develop their project.

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) promotes the UPM 2011 International Academic Competition on Underwater Gliders Design. Ocean gliders are small underwater unmanned vehicles with very low energy consumption. They are able to cover great distances by using energy of small and light batteries.

The main goal of this competition is the design of a small underwater glider concept radio controlled, according with technical requirement. In addition, the competition will involve university students in underwater gliders design in order to obtain new ideas for its future application in the scientific and business environments.
Five teams have been selected to take part in the final phase, from 14th to 16th, December. The competition will be held on 15th, and awards proclamation and ceremony on December 16th.

The five team finalists are from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India), from Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain) and three teams more belonging to Technical University of Madrid.

Four categories of prizes

Only five finalist teams will compete for these prizes: 1st prize, 1,200 Euros and 2nd prize, 900 Euros.

Prizes Dassault Systèmes. Awarded teams will also receive educational licenses and online courses from Dassault Systèmes company designing tools. The company Dassault Systémes will award the Spanish team which applied best the PLM solutions with a visit to their facilities in France.

UPM Prize will award the best idea for an application of the proposed design in a scientific or business environment. All designs presented to this competition will compete for this prize awarded with 1.000 euros.

Prize SOCIB for the best technological innovation. SOCIB will award the best technological innovation presented by a European team with a subsidy up to 2,000 Euros to cover the travel expenses to participate in a ICTS SOCIB glider mission, in Mallorca during 3 days and 2 nights.

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