The Microelectronics Industry Design Association of Ireland (MIDAS) wishes to foster excellence in electronic and microelectronic design and development. To that end MIDAS wishes to announce a competition open to all students studying electrical, electronic or microelectronic engineering in 3rd level colleges.

€1000 Cash prize for Winning Project
€250 Cash prizes for 2 Runners-Up


—– Kindly Sponsored by Analog Devices —-

How to enter:
Fill out a brief application Entry Form and submit a poster of the project which contains
• Title, Abstract
• Targeted Objective, References, Background and Motivation
• Work Done & Results

The poster should be submitted electronically (see below) and sized for an A0 sheet by 26-June-2020. Focus should be on a visual presentation of your designs, concepts and results versus a written presentation.

Terms and Conditions

  1. We are delighted to announce this years 3rd level competition which is open to all students studying electrical, electronic or microelectronic engineering in 3rd level colleges. The competition is open to full-time 3rd level students in academic programmes at Level 9 or below who undertake projects as part of their studies.
  2. Students may submit a design and development project undertaken as part of their undergraduate studies and submitted to their college as such. Group projects may be submitted.
  3. The project must have a microelectronic or an electronic system basis.
  4. An adjudication panel will assess each project and recommend a number of projects to enter into a final to take place in Oct-2020. The judging criteria includes:
  5. a) Quality and creativity of the project objective
    b) The overall impact of the poster – eye-catching, visual attractiveness and its ability to draw in the viewer
    c) Execution of the project
  6. In the final, each project will be presented for 10-15 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q&A. This will be in front of an audience of MIDAS members and an adjudication panel. The winner will be announced after the presentations and an award made. The presentation is mandatory. For group projects, one member of the group should make the presentation.
  7. The adjudication panel will be a mixture of people from academic and industry backgrounds.
  8. Queries in relation to this competition may be directed to
    Siobhan Walsh, MIDAS Co-ordinator.
    Telephone: 089-4489963
    Email: info@midasireland.ie
  9. Participants should send a pdf file of their poster and application form to info@midasireland.ie by close of business on Friday 26th June 2020.
  10. All posters become property of the competition organizers. By submitting a poster, students give permission for their work to be displayed at MIDAS conferences and events, in publications and promotional material, and in electronic format on the Internet. The winner of this competition will be invited to present at the 2020 MIDAS Annual Conference.
  11. The decision of the adjudication panel is final and Best of Luck everyone.