July 28, 2021

Connecting the Edge for a Sustainable Future Applying Technology to Address Global Challenges Intelligent use of FPGAs in edge and cloud computation can reduce demands on the planet’s resources. The InnovateFPGA Design Contest seeks to explore solutions that reduce environmental impact and the demand that we place on the planet’s resources.

Contestants will utilize the Terasic DE10-Nano FPGA Cloud Connectivity Kit, with Analog Devices plug-in cards, and connected to the cloud using selected Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. These kits will be provided to selected participating teams at no cost, along with a small quantity of ADI plug-in cards, and credits/limited-time access to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services. Teams will need to demo their designs at the regional finals and the Grand Finale.

We invite you to develop solutions that will have a real-world impact based on Intel’s Edge-centric FPGAs.  Register Online.

July 1, to September 30, 2021 – Contest Launch
The Design Contest will be launched on July 1. Register as a developer. You will receive a confirmation email and a unique team ID upon registration.

August 1 to September 30, 2021 – Proposal Submission
Registered developers can start to submit your project proposal from August 1 to September 30. Proposals need to be received by September 30.

October 15, 2021 – Proposal Selection
The InnovateFPGA Judging Committee and community will select regional teams to progress to the next round based on the submitted design proposals.

Successful teams will each receive an Intel FPGA Cloud Connectivity Kit to develop your proposed project into real design. (Shipping will start on October 16.)

October 16, to Feb. 7, 2022 – Develop Your Design!
Teams develop your projects using resources provided by Terasic, Intel, and other sponsors and upload completed design paper and project video before the deadline.

March 2022 –  Regional Finals
The Judging Committee will select 1 winner and 2 runners-up in each region based on teams’ design papers, video presentations, and responses to judges’ questions.

  • Event details of the 4 regional finals will be announced in January 2022.

June 23, 2022 – Grand Final
The top 3 teams from each of the Regional Finals will be invited to present and demonstrate their projects to the judging committee, consisting of industry experts in San Jose, CA.