IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Villanova University, USA / October 23-26, 2024

Young Professional Project Contest 2013

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The Call for Applications has now closed. This year we received more than double the number of applicants we could have participate. After much deliberation, the contest committee has now selected five teams of eight participants, that are made up of young professionals from 14 countries and every continent in the world.

Teams have now begun working together on developing their solutions to this year’s contest problem. We look forward to seeing their end results when they present at the 2013 IEEE GHTC!

Good luck to all the teams, and thank you to all that applied to be apart of this year’s contest!



For the inaugural year of the contest, the project problem is to develop a Rural District Health Office Data Connectivity and eHealth Record System. Teams are asked to develop a detailed engineering design specification that outlines the scope of their project, the technical and social problems as they see it, and their proposed solution approach. Further information can be found by selecting the links on the left menu.



The contest is open to young professionals from around the world who are under the age of 35, have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in technical or related field (Science or Engineering), or currently be studying towards one, and be creative/socially innovative with a passion for advancing technology and humanity!



Applications are open now until March 15, 2013. Please complete the YPP Contest application form, and send it to


Teams will be required to present their proposed solution to the problem in the form of a 6 page detailed engineering report, a 15 minute presentation to a judging panel and audience at GHTC2013, and a project solution summary poster to be placed on display at GHTC2013.

All competition participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their involvement in the project, regardless of whether they are part of the winning team. The winning team will also receive a prize, with details to be announced in the lead up to the conference.



A suitable panel of industry professionals will be selected to judge the team presentations at GHTC2013, and present the winning team at the conference.