About the competition - Future Generation

Electricx and Solar-Tec are pleased to announce Egypt's first edition of our Future Generation competition.

Future Generation highlights the potential of engineering students currently studying in the region. The competition provides an opportunity for students to display and present a project related to the 2017 Electricx theme noted below, in front of 10,000 regional visitors and over 200 international exhibitors of Electricx and Solar-Tec. The finalists will be displayed at the exhibition, which takes place from 3-5 December 2017 at the Cairo International Convention Centre.

2017 theme

Participants are invited to design and develop an innovative solution around the 2017 theme:

Modernising the Electricity Network: Leading North Africa.

“Modernization of the current electricity network to facilitate dealing with expansion ofrenewable energies and assimilation of its requirements, such as developing a control center for the management of the network and mechanisms of energy storage, the use of smart grids, smart meters, and management of demand-side.”

Egypt 2030 Vision


With ever increasing urbanisation, new ways to manage cities and reduce energy consumption are required to improve efficiency. The competition invites the “Future Generation” of the industry to submit their energy saving solutions.  

AWARDS - Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students are eligble.

Judges' Choice

Decided by a panel of expert judges and
announced on the last day of the exhibition.

Peoples' Choice

Voted for by visitors at the exhibition
announced on the last day of the exhibition.

Why Enter?

  • As the leading power exhibition in Egypt and North Africa, students will have the opportunity to display their work in front of 10,000 regional and international visitors and over 200 exhibitors
  • The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for students to meet potential employers and provides a great experience to add to their résumé
  • The winners will be presented with a Future Generation Award
  • Participants will be promoted across various platforms ahead of the show and the winners will be announced in an email to our database of energy industry professionals


  • Project brief: “Design and develop an innovative energy solution around the topic of - Modernising the Electricity Network: Leading North Africa”
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate contestants must be current students at a university in Egypt and the project must be verified by a faculty member
  • Students must download and complete the submission form and email it to: future.generation@electricxegypt.com before 5pm (EST) Sunday 8th October 2017
  • Please note: Expenses (including travel and accommodation) will not be covered by the competition organisers

How to Enter?

Students who wish to enter projects for the Future Generation Competition must follow a simple submission process.

Download and complete the submission form. Submission requirements:

A short summary

Provide an overview of the project (no more than 1 page)

Supporting images

Images and supporting material, such as research papers, presentations and videos, are instrumental in helping  our judges  assess each  project.

Call for submissions:                       July-October  2017
Submission deadline:                      8 October 2017
Finalists announced:                       7 November 2017
Finalists display projects:            3-5 December 2017
Winner announced:                        5  December 2017

“I had very good experience during the event also, visiting Dubai city as it was my first visit to UAE.  I experienced the intense and high-density presentation competition during the 3 days as it was mostly customer oriented, that helped me to prepare myself for various future business customers. The award gave me my first trophy during my academic career which makes it even more memorable and it made me as well as my advisor and my whole research group proud. I have been contacted by government representatives and potential investors during the 3 days event regarding promoting the projects and potentials to be used in commercial products.” 

Ren Li, Kind Abdulla University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

“This was by far the best student competition I have participated in (having already participated in a few), because unlike the other competitions (where usually the audience are people from academia) a large portion of the audience were people from the industry.”

Ahmed A. Warsame, Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai

“Future Generation Competition provided me a platform to showcase my idea related to energy saving solutions for Dubai Smart City. I really appreciate Middle East Electricity for giving such a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to present their ideas and research outcomes. It was a well-organized event, a well-received event.” 

Kainat Amjad Sheikh, University of Bolton RAK Campus

  • The judging panel is made up of internationally recognised and respected judges from a variety of industry sectors and disciplines.
  • Shortlisted projects will be announced by 7 November 2017 and their work will be presented at the Future Generation exhibition stand.
  • The shortlisted projects must be set up for display on 3 December 2017, which can be either in the form of a poster (poster size will be provided), a prototype or a prototype along with a poster.
  • Peoples’ Choice is voted by the visitors at the Electricx and Solar-Tec Exhibition. Contestants must attend all three days of the exhibition to explain their project to voters (3-5 December 2017).
  • Judging will take place on 5 December.  Contestants will need to be present during the judging process.

For more information, please contact:

Email: future.generation@electricxegypt.com

Phone: +9714 4072742

                 +202 2735 5837