Cornell University

Student Info

This is it. A chance to prove your innovative embedded design ideas on a national venue attended by leading technology companies and universities from across the nation.

The Intel-Cornell Cup is a very open competition to design, build, and demonstrate your greatest invention ideas. Any embedded design invention that you can dream up and create is fair game. Whether it’s doing something that has never been done before, or doing something even better than ever, as long as you can demonstrate how your idea addresses an exciting challenge or important need, we want to see it.

What Can I Win?

How about $10,000! And that’s just for starters. The creators and sponsors of the competition believe in you and what you can do if you are given you the chance. Approximately 25 teams will be selected to participate in the final and they will get a lot! Just by being accepted to compete in the final, your team will be given all of the following support:

  • The Intel Atom Boards
  • $1,500 for project development and travel
  • Access to the Intel Quad-Requests Technical Support System

Plus an invitation to compete at the final two-Day event the first week of May 2015.

The grand prize is set at $10,000 with up to seven teams earning first-place honors and a check for $2,500. The grand prize and first-place winners will also be invited to exhibit in Intel's booth at the Maker Fair in San Mateo or New York City. Get your team together and get registered today!

How to Get Accepted

To apply, create a team of 3-5 undergraduate or masters-level students in either engineering or computer science, with at least one faculty adviser from your university (up to three), and optionally at least one additional faculty member who will be willing to serve on a design review board for your team*. Create an idea and register your team. It's that easy.

Interdisciplinary teams are highly welcome.

*These optional review board faculty may sign up to agree to be responsible for reviewing both your application and final project as well as attending all major design reviews and filling out associated feedback summary sheet throughout the school year.