Innovative Design Challenge @ EPE'23 ECCE Europe

Message to the SELECTED applicants:

Thank You for Your Proposal on the EPE Innovation Design Challenge

We wanted to extend our sincerest gratitude for your participation in the EPE Innovation Design Challenge and for submitting your proposal. We truly appreciate the effort and creativity you’ve put into your entry.

Congratulations on being invited to showcase your innovative prototype in a 10-minute video!

Next Steps:

Submission of 10-Minute Video: Kindly prepare a clear and concise 10-minute video that effectively demonstrates the innovativeness of your prototype. Please see the sample video on EPE website under Programme, Student Design Challenge tap that can guide you in preparing your own videos. As per the guideline, the video must showcase how your converter works including the following details:

– University, country, department, and group
– Name of the presenter and his/her role
– Name of the setup if any, and its purpose
– Description of its parts
– Elements of innovativeness. Why is the setup unique from different perspective including power density, promptness, resilience, etc. ?
– Key concept driving the participation in the competition, e.g., a new topology, new cooling solutions, use of AI, and shows them clearly on the video
– Key waveforms, on the oscilloscopes, demonstrating the achievement, where applicable, e.g. an efficiency measurement
– Final comments and remarks, e.g., there is a company sponsoring the research and interested in making products out of it, or there is a filed patent application, or alike

Demo Video:

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Video Submission Deadline: Please ensure that you submit the video no later than August 7th, 2023, 23:59 CET.

The video must be sent to using

The size of file must be lower than 80 MB.

Evaluation and Final Selection: Our assessment committee will evaluate all submitted videos and applications by August 18th, 2023. Based on this evaluation, we will select the top 5 applications to proceed to the final stage.

Final Stage: If you are among the finalists, you will be invited to showcase your hardware prototype and present the video during our conference. This will be an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate the novelty of your prototype to the committee and all attendees. Please keep in mind that the hardware prototype should not be powered during the conference. Therefore, it is crucial that your video is concise yet comprehensive enough to give the feeling that we are in the lab, actively running the setup. This will allow everyone to understand the functionality and innovation behind your design effectively.

Presentation and Discussion: Along with your hardware prototype and video, you are encouraged to bring supporting materials such as prints of its performance or slides to facilitate discussions with the evaluators.

Final Evaluation and Award Ceremony: The assessment committee will conduct a thorough evaluation at the conference by visiting your prototype and asking questions about its novelty. The winners (2) will be announced during the award ceremony on September 7th, 2023.

We are excited to see your innovation come to life and to witness the impact it can make in the field. If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Once again, congratulations on making it to this stage, and we wish you the best of luck in the final round of the EPE Innovation Design Challenge.

Thank you and best regards,

The EPE Innovation Design Challenge Committee

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