Join university students from around the world by virtually competing in real-world energy challenges and developing potential solutions.
About the Competition
The Switch International Energy Case Competition (IECC) will challenge and make you think critically about how the world can transition to a sustainable, equitable energy future.
Join university students from around the world as your team competes for cash prizes.
You do not need to have technical experience or knowledge. Instead, the Case Competition places a premium on multidisciplinary solutions.
The Case Competition is appropriate for students pursuing any academic discipline.
There is no entry fee. Students may form teams on their own or universities may assist with putting teams together.
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The first annual Switch International Energy Case Competition (IECC) focused on energy poverty in Haiti, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Papua New Guinea.
University students form teams of 3-4 members and submit a team registration online.
Teams that have registered receive the prompt and the case packet and begin creating PowerPoint and a 10-minute video presentations supporting their proposed solutions.
Teams then submit their PowerPoint and video presentations. A panel of judges review the presentations and pick the top teams to compete in the Finals.
The top teams virtually compete in the Finals via a live video conferencing format shown throughout the world.
The finalists are featured on SEA's website, newsletter and social media channels. The total prize money is split among the finalists.