Attention to all future engineers: The Engineering Newcomer Challenge 2021 enters the next round

For the 8th time in a row, students can send in their constructions for a chance to win cash prizes with a total value of 7,500 euros

This year, the Engineering Newcomer Challenge is once again on the lookout for the most innovative project designs in engineering and development. The design competition is arranged by CADENAS GmbH in collaboration with its partners norelem Normelemente GmbH & Co. KG., Bundesarbeitskreis Fachschule für Technik, MDESIGN Vertriebs GmbH and two newcomers, TENADO GmbH and ZUKEN E3 GmbH, who have joined the team of collaborators this year.

The competition is aimed at students from technical disciplines of universities and technical colleges to demonstrate their skills and present their innovative project designs created within their study work. The winners are rewarded with the Engineering Newcomer award as well as attractive cash prizes for both themselves and their institutions. On top of that, the winners have the chance to actually build their constructions for free using parts supplied by norelem Normelemente GmbH & Co. KG.

Winning projects from 2014 to 2020

Attractive cash prizes and lots of publicity for students and universities

The winners of the design competition can look forward to winning considerable cash prizes for themselves and their university or school. 1st place winners and their schools will receive 2,000 euros, 1,000 euros for the 2nd place winners and the 3rd place winners will each be awarded 500 euros. Besides that, the Engineering Newcomer Challenge 2021 is the perfect opportunity for young inventors and engineers to obtain an award that will boost career opportunities for their future professional life.

Participate in just a few clicks

Students need to register in order to participate in this year’s Engineering Newcomer Challenge. Now photos, screenshots and descriptions of a project design from the field of engineering and development can be uploaded using the upload link. The more likes a project gets, the bigger the chance of winning. But of course likes are not the main determining factor. There is a jury of experts who will judge the project designs based on the following aspects: originality, practical value, technological benefit, market potential, function, handling and technological implementation.

Two new judges to join the jury in 2021

This year there are two new judges joining the jury of experts. Representing Zuken E3 GmbH, Joachim Frank will have a say in who will be this year’s winning team. “As a team of engineers, we have always maintained contact with students and colleges. One of our passion projects is supporting numerous Formular Student teams with our software E3. That’s why I’m very much looking forward to the Engineering Newcomer Challenge 2021 and the many exciting project designs!”

Also joining this year’s jury is André Kohut of TENADO GmbH: “I’m excited to be a part of the expert jury of the Engineering Newcomer Challenge 2021. Innovativeness is the key to breaking new ground and developing unique solutions. As the executive partner of TENADO I know how important this is because our TENADO CAD 3D software is the ideal tool for implementing innovative concepts. I am very curious about this year’s exciting projects and their practical use!”

Engineering Newcomer Leaderboard: Which college has the most creative students?

Schools and colleges can gain twice the benefit through the participation of their students in the Engineering Newcomer Challenge 2021. They can earn points for submitted projects and winning teams. The leaderboard shows which school has the most innovative engineers-to-be at the end of each challenge. Whoever is in the lead at the end wins an additional prize of 500 euros. Every submitted project is worth 1 point. Additionally, the schools can gain 10 points for first place, 6 points for second place and 3 points for third place in the competition.

Participate now in the Engineering Newcomer Challenge!

The projects can now be uploaded here. The deadline for submitting projects is 31 July 2021.


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