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"Envision The Future" is Dell EMC's annual graduation project competition for senior undergraduate students from universities in Turkey, Middle East and Africa. The competition is intended to spark the creativity of students for their graduation projects to play an active role in the Transformation of IT and get the opportunity to shine and win prizes.

Students are invited to submit their project abstracts in areas related to the advancement of technology and applications related to the following focus areas:

  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Big Data
  3. High Performance Computing (HPC)
  4. Internet of Things (IoT)
  5. Artificial intelligence (AI)
  6. Virtual and Augmented Reality (VAR)
  7. Secure Systems

Please be advised that the Competition Steering Committee might decide to accept project ideas that are of exceptionally high quality even if they do not fall exactly within these focus areas.

Criteria

  • Students who wish to participate should be in their senior year and should be enrolled in any of the Dell EMC External Research and Academic Alliance in the Turkey, Middle East and Africa region.
  • Students should have a faculty member as their official academic advisor and mentor.
  • Students should have a strong academic standing, validated by the Head of their Department.
  • The correctness of the information provided by the students should be validated by the official signature and stamp of the Dean of their college/institute.
  • No students should be listed in more than one project.
  • At the time of submission, all the members of student teams should not be full time employees of any organization whatsoever, whether it is private, public, or non-governmental.

Benefits

Winners of the competition will receive cash prizes as below:

  •  First place will receive a cash prize of $5,000
  •  Second place will receive a cash prize of $4,000
  •  Third place winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000

All the team will get recognition certificates for their achievement.

About Dell EMC

Dell is an American multinational computer technology company that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services.

Dell became a private company in 2013, but before this, the company was ranked 51st in the Fortune 500 list. Dell sells personal computers, servers, data storage devices, network switches, software and electronics built by other manufacturers. The company is well known for its innovations in supply chain management and electronic commerce, particularly its direct-sales model and its "build-to-order" or "configure to order" approach to manufacturing—delivering individual PCs configured to customer specifications. Dell was a pure hardware vendor for much of its existence, but with the acquisition in 2009 of Perot Systems, Dell entered the market for IT services.