IEEESS12 Project Competition & Maker Fair 2018


The world’s largest technical and professional body, IEEE-The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers organizes IEEE SS12 to connect and distinguish the best social innovators. SS12 is an innovation challenge organized to recognize the best social innovators globally. The theme for this year was 'EMPATHY TO ENGINEERING: SOLUTIONS FOR MACRO ISSUES'. Students form global Universities participated displaying their engineering skills.

IEEE SS12 Project Competition & Maker Fair 2018 is the third iteration of the sequence of SS12. This is the first chapter of the final competitions hosted by Sri Lanka. The first green university in South Asia, NSBM-National School of Business has won the privilege of hosting this international event as an unmatchable venue partner from Sri Lanka.

September 08th and 09th were two remarkable days in the IEEE Sri Lanka section’s calendar.

The competition evolved through four competition tracks, Innovation Challenge, Maker Fair, Virtual Track and Junior Einstein with in both these days. Innovation Challenge was open to recognize the best social innovators globally. Innovators from around the globe has showcased their previously screened products at Maker Fair Track. The judge panel consisting of world renowned innovators, academics and entrepreneurs closely evaluate the products and their innovative ideas in filtering the best out of best.

In selecting the innovators SS12 plat form has acted in allowing all the interested parties to present their ideas at the right time for the right audience by overcoming difficulties in physically presenting at the competition. The groups which have registered via online have presented to the panel of specialists through internet at the Virtual Track.

With the possibility of turning fresh minds to innovative minds easily, SS12 has looked for arranging a separate track for school students, namely, Junior Einstein. The thrilled school students reflected the future of Asia.

The all the four tracks ran through two days, while some value adding key note speeches are nursing the real taste of SS12 objectives.

The event was successfully concluded with the high end technical and international level facilities provided by the glamourous NSBM Green University Town.

The IEEE Sri Lanka Section, Steering committee of SS12 2018 and NSBM Green University Town together made this event a triumph.