What is the
Now into its 8th year, The Inform Prize, which is funded by Intelligent Plant, was launched in 2014 to encourage Computing Science students at Aberdeen University to think about how they might communicate their ideas and research findings to future customers and employers. The prize of £800 is awarded at the end of a third year project, where students are initially tasked with creating a digital solution to a real life problem.
During the final stages of the project, students are asked to present their idea to a panel of judges, give a live demonstration of the product in action, and take part in a rigorous question and answer session, before the judging panel go on to decide who the winner is.
When is it?
This years Inform Prize will be a virtual event with the live presentations taking place on Wednesday 19th of May 2021. During this event, the pre-recorded presentations from each student team will be shown and the winners announced.
Judges panel 2021
Are you interested in being a Judge for this year's prize? We are looking for 5 esteemed industry leaders with a passion for supporting future generations in Aberdeen by highlighting local employment opportunities that exist and perhaps helping them to consider starting their own businesses.
Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos, Head of Computing Science, School of Natural and Computing Sciences,
University of Aberdeen said:
Our students have fruitful contacts with Intelligent Plant, which enthuse and inform students about current projects and cutting edge technologies. This exposure proves invaluable to educate students on research and development in the industry, and bridge the gap between theory and practice. The Inform Prize integrates perfectly within the third year syllabus, and each year our students surpass all expectations with the thought, planning and enthusiasm that they apply to their projects and their presentation.