7th ABB University Innovation Contest kicks off

Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and digital technology are advancing by leaps and bounds amid the new wave of technology revolution. Just imagine what our production and life will be like in a highly connected world in the future. Everything is possible and everything is changing, while innovation will always be the key to the future.

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do," said Steve Jobs. If you are a talented university student and eager to change the world, now you have a new opportunity to realize your dream. The 7th ABB University Innovation Contest (UIC) themed "Look into the future, digital and connected" will provide you, along with many other outstanding young people from across China, a big arena to present creative thoughts and works that could change the world a little bit but make a big step forward.

The UIC 2018 is open to full-time undergraduates, postgraduate students and doctoral students in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It covers three topics: "Smart city", "Smart Grid" and "Smart Factory"with several subtopics including big data in public utilities, electric vehicle infrastructure, intelligent building and smart home, application of artificial intelligence in power devices, interaction of electric vehicle and grid, renewable integration to grid, solution of smart factory, next generation smart industrial robots and smart application of industrial robots. Participants can select one of them for design and creation.

The deadline for registration and works submission is July 22, 2018. All finalists will compete in the final defense on August 30 to win the first, second and third prizes as well as internships opportunities at ABB. They will also get face-to-face mentoring from industry experts and scholars. Moreover, the Most Popular Team will be selected in an online vote at ABB official website and WeChat accounts. For more information about the rules, schedule, theme and online vote of the contest, please visit http://new.abb.com/cn/innovation/uic-2018.

Innovation is ABB's DNA. In the 126-year history, ABB has always been at the forefront of the industrial revolutions with continuous technical innovation. In the context where China is accelerating the implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy and encouraging "mass entrepreneurship and innovation", ABB hopes to provide a platform for university students who have the aspiration and capability to show their talents and exercise their ingenuity, encouraging innovation and driving economic prosperity and social development. The UIC has drawn high attention since it was initiated in 2012. In total, the contest has attracted more than 6,000 participants from over 200 universities in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Click here to register for the contest to give play to your talent. Please join us in 2018 and let's write the connected digital future together.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 17,000 employees located in 139 cities, 40 local companies, and online and offline channels across over 300 cities.

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