Important Dates & Venue

Registration & Document Submission

Announcement of Finalists

Final Round & Awards Ceremony

Before 25 September 2018 (TUE)

5 October 2018 (FRI)

Date: 3 November 2018 (Sat)

Venue: National Taiwan University (NTU) Sports Center

(Address: No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan)

The Challenge

The InnoServe Awards 2018 challenges teams to design and build prototypes of “innovative ICT applications.” Qualified teams are required to perform a live demonstration of their prototypes in English at the Final Round in Taipei, Taiwan.


The contest is open to all students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited colleges or universities worldwide.

A team may consist of up to 8 eligible students. Each team must have at least one, but no more than two mentors.

To be considered for the Contest, teams need to have previously undergone a strict selection process (i.e. previous winner in any other ICT-related Contest). Teams will be required to provide evidence of eligibility.

Required Documents & Registration

Please register online

  1. Application Form
  2. Description of Information System: The Description must be submitted in MS Word Format (.doc or .docx). It must be in English and limited to 3 pages. Maximum file size for this submission is 1.5MB.
  3. Scanned Copy of Student ID Card (front and back) in PDF format. Maximum file size for this submission is 2MB.
  4. Project Preview Video (3 mins): The Video must be uploaded to YouTube with private settings (change the privacy settings for that video to Unlisted )and entered into the contest with a link to the video.

Contest Flow Chart


Entries will be judged by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from the industry, government and education sectors.

  • Innovativeness (including, but not limited to degree of innovation, overall impact and integration) 30%
  • Practicability 45%
  • Presentation Performance 15%
  • Document Integrity (including but not limited to completeness, meeting the criteria of the theme and identifying solution to questions) 10%


  • 1st Prize: NTD 120,000 (Approx. USD 3,800) per team
  • 2nd Prize: NTD 40,000 (Approx. USD 1,250) per team
  • 3rd Prize: NTD 20,000 (Approx. USD 625) per team
  • Best Innovation Award: Certificate

* All cash prize awards are before tax