The Innovate Asia, Nordic, and North America contests have inspired thousands of aspiring engineers to design, create, and innovate. This year, these regional events have been combined into a single global contest – Innovate FPGA – where teams from around the world compete as they invent the future of embedded compute with Terasic and Intel. The competition is open to everyone including students, professors, makers, and industry. Teams can showcase their creativity and innovation with actual results and real-world designs.
Register as a developer. You will receive a confirmation email and a unique team ID upon registration. Once registered, submit your project proposal to Innovate FPGA website before December 1, 2017.
Note: All dates and times are in local time zones
The Innovate FPGA community will cast votes online for the best project proposals. Up to 100 teams in each region – the ones whose proposals receive the greatest number of votes - will advance to the semi-final round, and receive a Terasic DE10-Nano kit on which to develop their design.
Teams develop their projects using the DE10-Nano development kit. Developers may use Arduino shields or any other boards that interface to the DE10-Nano board for their design. Utilize web resource provided by Terasic, Intel, and other sponsors for technical support as needed. Upload your completed design paper and project video before the deadline (both are required).
The top 20 design proposals for each region will be selected by the contest judges based on 1) the design papers, and 2) the project video posted to the Innovate FPGA web site by each team. These 20 teams will advance to the regional finals.
A panel of judges, appointed by Terasic, will select 1 winner and 2 runners-up in each region based on team design papers, video presentations, and responses to judges’ questions posted to the team project site. The judges will evaluate the designs based on the following criteria:
Winners of the Regional Finals will be invited to present and demonstrate their projects to a panel of judges, consisting of industry experts, at the Grand Final event in the United States. The cost of travel, meals, and lodging will be included for each of the Grand Final contestants.
Winning designs will be promoted by Intel and a special edition magazine created by Terasic.
The Innovate FPGA contest is an opportunity for developers to showcase one or more of the FPGA virtues, and illustrate how FPGAs make processors better. Judges will give extra weight to designs that demonstrate how FPGAs can:
How to demonstrate the FPGA Virtues:
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