APPLICATION DEADLINE: Convergence Innovation Competition

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 11:59pm

The Spring 2021 Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is now accepting submissions! Submissions are due Sunday, April 11, at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The Convergence Areas for the competition include the Institute for People and Technology’s research pillars, the Georgia Tech strategic plan and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The competition is particularly interested in the intersections of the convergence areas (i.e., a project that combines a focus on health and well-being with issues of environmental justice and poverty).

In addition, we recently launched the Problems Worth Solving project, a collaborative tool where researchers, faculty and industry partners can submit interesting problems for students to develop solutions against. Teams are encouraged to review the tool to help spark new ideas! The competition organizers are hosting office hours to discuss project ideas with students throughout February and March. Please contact to schedule a mutually convenient time.

Competition Timeline

Submissions are welcome from any Georgia Tech undergraduate or graduate student in any major. Find more information at! If you have questions about CIC, are looking for project advice or resources, please contact

January – March Office Hours

April 11, 11:59 p.m. Submission Deadline

April 12-18 Round 1 Judging

A preliminary review of submission materials by a large group of judges.

April 19 Feedback provided to all teams & finalists notified

April 20-22 Round 2 Judging

The judges will select finalists who will participate in a secondary judging with a small team of judges where they will demonstrate their projects and answer questions from judges highlighting the merits of their projects.

April 23 Winner Announcement