WiSe-YP Big Idea Pitch Competition

This competition is to motivate young students/researchers to develop entrepreneurial and business mindsets with their skills and training on sensor research and development.

Competition Rules

  • A three-minute oral pitch presentation with four slides about a business idea based on the presenter’s research project(s).
  • The first slide is for the title, presenter, affiliation and credentials. The other 3 slides focus on “the Problem”, “Solution(s)”, and “Expected Outcomes”.
  • The teams can bring what they can carry
  • Each team can have 1 or max 2 participants.
  • Eligible for students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals (defined as within 15 years from B.Sc. degree by the IEEE YP program)
  • One-page proposal should be submitted on or before. 31st May 2023. The proposal should include a project Title, the Problem, Solution(s), and Expected Outcomes.
  • The judging and mentoring panel will consist of entrepreneurs and academic researchers.



Will be announced soon.


To register Click the following link to complete the form.

Online Pitch Coaching Session

Date and time: 9AM PST on June 27, 2023

Coach: Joseph Wei, Technology Ventures Group

Meeting link will be sent to the accepted participants


Dr. Gerd Grau, Associate Professor, York University, Canada.

Dr. Shawana Tabassum, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Tyler



The competition is sponsored by Sensors Council WiSe and YP committees.

For inquiry, email: o.ozioko@derby.ac.uk