Emirates Post Group Company (EPG), in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Education and technology partners, is inviting university and college students with a passion for innovation and robotics to participate in its inaugural Logistics Unleashed competition. Conducted as an educational program, it is EPG’s first robotics competition and is aimed at bridging the gap between academia and industry.
The Ministry of Education has emphasized the importance of the competition in enriching students’ technical skills, improving their ability to innovate and employing their ideas optimally, with the purpose of introducing students to the logistics industry. The Ministry is inviting students with robotics and programming skills to participate in the program by registering their interest through a dedicated link.
Three teams, comprising two to four students, with at least one Emirati national, will be selected to build a robot as a solution to the competition’s case study. EPG will provide each participating group with AED 5,000 (US$1,360) to purchase the necessary materials, empowering the teams to bring their innovative ideas to life.
A distinguishing factor of the competition is the accompanying educational program that will run from September to November. Participating students will visit EPG’s facilities, including the sorting center and retail branches, as well as the headquarters of the participating technology partners to gain first-hand insights into the logistics industry and the potential technological advances that can be incorporated.
All participating students who complete the program successfully will receive monetary awards, as well as trophies and certificates recognizing all their efforts.
University and college students wishing to participate in EPG’s Logistic Unleashed competition, can apply here. Registration concludes on August 28, 2023.
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