Important information (new for iCAN 2021)!  The sensor giant ST Microelectronics has generously agreed to provide a limited number of SensorTile.box kits for iCAN Switzerland projets. Although teams are not required to use this kit for a project, you would be highly encouraged to do so. The SensorTile.box is basically a mobile platform packed full of ST sensors for sensing motion and the environment. Data is easily accessible vie Bluetooth and thus can easily serve as a “sensor brain” for an unlimited number of applications. More information is here.


How to enter iCAN Swiss 2021

  1. Choose a project, team and coach. If you need help looking for ideas, a good place to start is the archives of past projects. Also, try looking at the iCAN International site for recently submitted projects from other countries.
  2. Identify a team leader who will be responsible for all correspondance, including submitting the project abstract for evaluation.
  3. Verify that your team meets the qualifying criteria (this page).
  4. Download the abstract here »»   iCAN2021_abstract_template.
  5. Complete your abstract (instructions are in the template). 1 abstract per project.
  6. Email the PDF document to submissions@ican-contest.ch by:    January 29, 2021.
  7. Teams will receive notification of acceptance / rejection within 1-2 days after a submission. Successful teams can then start building their prototype.
  8. Final reports by accepted teams are due in April (two weeks before selection event, date to be announced). 
  9. Team presentation and Swiss Selection – May 2021 at CSEM, Neuchâtel (date to be announced).