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New Idea Competition has been announced by Qafqaz University Technopark

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on February 27, 2013

New Idea Competition has been announced by Qafqaz University Technopark

New Idea Competition has been announced by Qafqaz University Technopark

New Idea Competition has been announced in the framework of newly launched Qafqaz University Technopark

Intellectual Property Statement:

All ideas remain the property of the submitter

Short Description:

The purpose of this competition is to contribute new ideas on a broad range of IT-related areas such as: Mobile App, Internet, Software App, Gaming, SaaS, Enterprise Software, New Business Model, Services, Robotics, IT and Consumer Electronics, IT for healthcare, etc.

Competition Organizer:

Qafqaz University Technopark

Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is Student of the University located in Azerbaijan or Alumni and has New Innovative Idea on IT-related area. Age limit for participants is 30.

Application Assessment Criteria:

  • Innovation: We are looking for breakthrough ideas. They must be Information Technology oriented. Ideas should be unique and different, providing a competitive advantage. Ideas that show the greatest innovation will be viewed more favorably.
  • Commercial Viability: Can the idea be commercialized within two years? Can the idea create or serve a market need? What are the customer benefits? Is there a clear strategy for making the idea into a high-growth business? Judges will be evaluating ideas on their potential to generate revenue, profits and employment.
  • Investment Opportunity: If an investment opportunity was available and contemplated, would investors invest in this venture? Is the entrepreneur team invested in the venture?
  • Entrepreneur Team: Are key leaders and advisors available (or identified subject to financing) to fill key positions to execute the venture plan? (right team)
  • Quality of Presentation: As the judging progresses to the final round, some emphasis will be placed on entrant’s quality of presentation (clear, concise), both written and orally.
  • Business Plan: Quality of Business Plan (appropriate training will be provided on Apprel 25, 26, 27)

Idea Assessment Rounds?

  • Round 1. Online Application
  • Round 2. Presentation in front of Jury Board
  • Round 3. Preparing of Business Plan and Budget

Important Dates:

  • Round 1: Mart 25, 2013 (Online Application)
  • Round 2: April 15, 2013 (Presentation)
  • Round 3:
    • April 25-27, 2013 (Training)
    • May 12, 2013 (Business Plan Deadline)

Why to participate? (Benefits/Awards)

  • Get Enterpreneurship Trainings given by professionals
  • The opportunity to have assigned Business Mentor
  • The opportunity to be placed into Qafqaz University Technopark Incubator
  • The opportunity to find investor for your idea
  • The opportunity to found your company
  • Attention in the media

How to apply?

You will be required to register on the Qafqaz University Technopark Online Application System till Mart 25, 2013

Contact us:

www.NewIdeaCompetition.qu.edu.az
NewIdeaCompetition@qu.edu.az

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IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on February 22, 2013

IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan

IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan

IEEE Computer Society Azerbaijan Chapter organized IEEE Seminar at the Azerbaijan Technical University

IEEE Computer Society Azerbaijan Chapter organized IEEE Seminar at the Azerbaijan Technical University

The seminar on two topics “IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan” and “IEEE Contribution for Academic Excellence and Research” organized by IEEE Computer Society Azerbaijan Chapter and supported by Mikro Information Handling and Distribution FZEAzerbaijan Technical University and Qafqaz University was held at the Azerbaijan Technical University.

The first part of seminar was devoted to IEEE history and activities in Azerbaijan as well as to benefits and opportunities of IEEE Membership for faculty of Higher Education Institution. It was noticed that the key values of IEEE membership are technical innovation, access to cutting-edge information, networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits. IEEE memberships support IEEE’s mission to advance technology for humanity and the profession. At the same time, memberships build a platform to introduce technology careers to faculty and students around the world.

During the seminar speakers made stress on the fact that Digital Environment and Big Data with population over 2.3 bln. has great impact on that how we accomplish our duties and job, how we communicate and collect information, how we teach and learn. Universities as a initiators of big transformation are rethinking their teaching strategies: we speak more and more often about electronic references, full text data access, Web resources, that are integral part of university education in the digital environment. Digital libraries are already deliver information for academic study and research that available 24/7 from anywhere offering flexible arrangements for students, faculty and researchers.

This topic focuses on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library which is one of the most significant and most-cited publisher in engineering and technology. With IEEE Xplore Digital Library, it is easy the get comprehensive coverage of key ideas and exciting discoveries. For 100 years, Proceedings of the IEEE has been the best way to stay informed about trends in engineering and technology. There many flexible options of the IEEE subscription to meet the needs of any size organization including higher education and research institutions.

Each year, the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) examine the influence and impact of scholarly research journals. In the new June 2012 reports, IEEE journals again rank as premier scholarly publications across all three methods of citation measurement, including Impact Factor.

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