At EDGE we are like you – Passionate about drone technology
We get excited thinking about the amazing things drones can help us do. When it comes to this tech, we believe the only limit is our imagination. Drones will transform our lives, our learning, our economy and our work. Already, drones are creating new opportunities in movie making, farming, security and hundreds of other industries.
That’s why we are inviting you to take part in the EDGE Summer Challenge. This competition – set to launch on August 10, 2020 – invites YOU, the next generation of creative innovators to design a futuristic drone to help disrupt and advance industries that are key priorities for the UAE.
In this competition, you can test your creativity and imagination, while taking your first steps toward being a future leader and building a more secure tomorrow.
Immerse yourself in the world of drone technology. Learn about current capabilities and future trends. Once armed with this knowledge, think about how drones could be used to transform key industries.
Let your interests guide your thinking. Whether you wish to improve the tracking of animals for conservation or provide a more secure future for the UAE and the world – the power is in your hands!Register Now
Thursday 10th August 2020: Launch of the competition
Tuesday 15 September 2020: Entry submission deadline
Sunday 27 September 2020: Finalists notified
Tuesday 6 October 2020: Winner presentations
All designs will be reviewed by a panel of experts and will be judged according to the judging criteria (see below), resulting in a nominal score. The top 10 scoring designs will be shortlisted. Should your design be shortlisted, you will be invited to present your concept to a panel of experts who will select the winners.
How well does the design demonstrate a strong understanding of aeronautics, drone technology and other STEM subjects? How well does the participant understand the impact their design will have on their chosen industry?
Is the design supported by strong research and do they understand the industry they want to disrupt?
Does the design and purpose of the drone showcase creative thinking? Is the design unique?
How easy would it be to make the prototype a reality?
Is the design well presented and clearly described? Is the idea expressed in an interesting and engaging way?
Is the design exciting, thought-provoking and potentially revolutionary?
The top three entrants will receive the latest personal tech prizes.
Apple iPhone 11 PRO
An Apple iPad
A set of Apple Air Pods