Young Inventors Challenge (YIC) – Special Edition 2020
Registration and Proposal Submission Deadline Extended to 22 May 2020.
The Young Inventors Challenge (YIC) is a project that was piloted in 2013 with only 12 participating teams. Since then, it has grown into an international competition with applications from 10 countries, of up to 600 teams.
As the organisers of the YIC, ASTI (Association of Science Technology and Innovation), is deeply concerned with the outbreak of COVID-19 and is cognizant that even the Olympics 2020 in Tokyo has been postponed to 2021.
However, education and learning is something that cannot be postponed nor can it be stopped, especially so for young people. Our concerns have us supporting the travel limitations imposed across the world. In view of this and in protecting the safety and well-being of all our national and international program participants, we have been in discussion on the matter; and are happy to announce an optimal solution for YIC 2020.
YIC SPECIAL EDITION 2020 will be conducted through a submission of video-based inventions by participating teams.
Each competing team will submit an Invention Pitch Video, along with a Project Report on their invention via email. This is a special year and the ASTI Committee has decided to waive the commitment fee of US$100 – participation is FREE!
The theme and the need to build a working prototype remains the same. We will continue with our online training videos; and our Facebook live training sessions for the YIC participants as we have always done before. The committee has also decided to re-open the registration for all participants until 15 May 2020. The new timelines is given in the chart shown below:
New Teams can submit their registration at
Once registered, the team can start with proposal preparation as per the guidelines listed in the link below:
Students Manual of YIC 2020
The YIC 2020 Journey and Proposal Writing Video
Module on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Registration and Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 May 2020
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