IEEE TU Chemnitz SB

IEEE Hackathon 2023 Description

Challenge Description:

Within the International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy (IWIS), the professorship Measurement and Sensor Technology, in cooperation with the IEEE Student Branch TU-Chemnitz, organize the TUC International Science Hackathon on the 26th – 29th of September 2023.

This challenge aims to integrate novel technologies into real-life and connect multidisciplinary creative students to build realistic and sustainable solutions.

Students are invited to create and realize their innovative and outstanding ideas in the following areas, but not limited to them:

  • Impedance spectroscopy measurements
  • Smart health and rehabilitation
  • Telemanipulation and robotic control
  • Green power and smart cities

This event focuses on elaborating smart solutions developed by active and creative students under the supervision of a professional/professor. The aim is to build innovative realistic solutions to solve real-life problems.


Reichenhainer Str. 90, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany

Challenge Schedule:

Step Date Remarks
AnnouncementJuly 31st
Registration deadlineAugust 31th
Clarification sessionSeptember 2ndProvide more information regarding the competition rules - Explain the competition steps - Announce the start of the competition
Posters submissionSeptember 20thPosters are included in the evaluation
Final CompetitionDuring IWIS September 26th – 29thTeams will present their work with working prototypes


Period of the competition: from August 31th to September 29th.

How to Participate:

Are eligible to participate, students and fresh graduates (for a maximum of one year). Participation is on a proposal basis. Interested students must submit a proposal before the deadline. Proposals will be judged by a distinguished panel of volunteer experts from the IWIS and IEEE SB committees. Selected teams will be notified 5 days after the deadline, and they will start working on hardware prototypes, which will be judged by international professors and experts. All teams are invited to present their progress online on August 31st, 2023. Afterward, feedback will be given to the team. Up to 10 teams will be invited to the final competition at the Chemnitz University of Technology on the 29th of September 2023. A Final Report will be due at the competition event.

All participants are welcome to register for the competition by filling out the online form at the following link: Application Form

Remark: The selected teams that are unable to join in presence will be able to participate in the final competition online.


A team can include up to three members. Members must be students or fresh graduates. Reports are to be prepared by the members and are allowed to be mentored by a faculty advisor or a professional.


Reports are limited to 5 single-sided, double-spaced A4 pages of text, figures, and appendices. Participants should express their ideas and achievements relevant to the competition topic area. The project should include constructing and operating a complete hardware/software prototype. The report must address technical and organizational issues for each phase (development and testing) of the prototype. It will be advantageous to contain a realistic project budget and a plan to put the product on the market (optional). The content and the design of the work should be produced by the participants, possibly under the guidance of a tutor. The content of the work must not be counterfeited, plagiarized, or infringe on the intellectual property rights or copyright of others.


Reports and presentations must be held in English.

Selection stages:

1- Selection of the finalists based on the progress presentations of August 31st, 2023: Teams have to prepare a progress presentation with achievements and expected results.

2- Final Competition: The ten selected teams invited to participate in the IWIS 2023 are expected to prepare a poster and a report and present their prototypes on September 26th - 29th 2022.

Judging Panels:

International professors and experts from the IWIS 2023 conference committee, the IEEE Society, and industrial partners will compose the judging panels during the selection phase and final competition.

Judging criteria:

  • Originality, innovation, and creativity
  • Value to the industry (how well does the innovation address a clearly defined problem, desire, or opportunity)
  • Scientific aspect: the solution or design is based on scientific methods.
  • Marketing innovation (size of reach, targeted channels)
  • Presentation aspects (motivation, convincing, quality of the story)
  • Game-changer (potential impact and disruption in the market)
  • Practicality, Implementation & Performance (go-to-market strategy)
  • Sustainability & Potential for Growth


The 10 selected teams are invited to participate in the International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy for free. The three winning teams will get prizes as follows:

1st Prize: 500€

2nd Prize: 200€

3rd Prize: 100€

**STM32Nucleo F401 for all winning team members.

Special dinner for all winning team members


If you want to withdraw the registration, please inform us immediately. So that the slot is assigned to another team.