Student Competitions Information Card
Dubai Customs IP Award for Public /Private Schools – 1
st & 2nd cycles category 2019-2020
About the award:
Dubai Customs launched the IP Award for Schools and Universities in 2007, as part of its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students, an important consumer group, on their intellectual property and how to preserve their rights.
The Award aims at measuring the coming generation’s IPR awareness and through that the impact of respective campaigns run by Dubai Customs to sensitize the public about the risks of counterfeiting on consumers’ health and the country’s economy. Proposed research and projects are utilized in establishing a constructive knowledge base.
Categories of the Award and Criteria:
Best Innovative Idea
Original, creative & feasible idea supported by academic research or detailed project document.
Best Innovative Product
Smart app – device that serves Customs business supported by academic research or detailed project document.
Best IP Awareness Campaign
Use of innovative, modern technology-based methods – locally and internationally
Best IP Awareness Film
Creativity and innovation in presenting the topic (Filming – Production – Direction)
Objectives of the Competition/Award:
Activities required to be implemented by participating schools:
Conditions for participation:
Projects evaluation criteria:
When evaluating submitted projects, the jury will take into consideration the following criteria:
First criterion: Project alignment & relevance
1.1 The appropriateness and relevance of the project submitted for IPR protection and application in the UAE and the extent to which it properly addresses IP-related issues.
1.2 Identification of the problem and providing appropriate solutions.
1.3 Creativity and innovation.
1.4 Suitability of innovation (AI) for the vision and purposes of customs operations.
2.1 Project effectiveness.
2.2 Usefulness and practicality of the project.
2.3 Serving and engaging internal and external community through education and awareness raising .
2.4 The project may have tangible economic impact within the UAE in one or more fields.
Third criterion: Project management
3.1 The project participants’ observance and application of the Awards criteria.
3.2 Organization, preparation and coordination.
3.3 Project submission within the set timeframe.
3.4 Teamwork and cooperation among team members.
Location (competition’s venue)
Presentation of the participating projects will take place at Dubai Customs HQ.
Deadline for Submission of Projects
21 March 2020
Registration timeframe and requirements
· Filling out the registration form taking into account the time left until the final submission of the project in March 2020
· The deadline for final submission of projects is March 21, 2020
· IPR Department will follow up and evaluate the submitted projects during April
· Submissions should be made online on Dubai Customs website or through the registration form
· The awarding ceremony will take place on the World Intellectual Property Day corresponding to April 26
Classification of competition
Ministry of Education
Experts from the MoE
Electronic applications specialists
Specialists in artificial intelligence
Registration open from September 2019 unti February 2020
For more information, please contact: IPR@dubaicustoms.ae
Mahbooba Baqer 044177282/0505951919 Mahbooba.Baqer@dubaicustoms.ae
Aysha Hareb 044177283 / 0529872137 Aysha.Hareb@dubaicustoms.ae
Khulood Alhosani 044177285 email@example.com
Note: all submitted projects will become the sole property of Dubai Customs
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