EuMW 2017 Student Challenge


Date: Tuesday 10th October - Thursday 12th October

Eligible students are invited to take part in the Student Challenge during EuMW 2017, which is organised by Thomas Ußmüller and Michael Höft ( The Student Challenge is an opportunity for Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral students from all over the world with a variety of academic backgrounds, to work together on a specific topic in the wide and challenging field of microwaves. The aim is to promote innovative thinking, teamwork and pro-active behaviour -- skills future employers will highly value.
The Student Challenge Prize of €1,500 is kindly sponsored by Thales Nederland B.V.


Each team is composed of a maximum of four members, preferably from different institutions and with a variety of backgrounds. All teams will present, explain, and defend a fresh, visionary, application-oriented concept by a short presentation. The presentation must be based on at least two papers presented at the EuMW 2017, of which only one paper may be authored by a member of the team. Eventually, each team will give an elevator pitch of the innovative concepts they have devised. Hurry up, register promptly, the number of participants is limited!

Evaluation Criteria

  • Novelty of the idea
  • Relevance of the solution/vision proposed
  • Feasibility of the idea 
  • Clarity of the poster
  • Clarity of the oral presentation and discussion


Note that it is required that at least one participant per group provides his own laptop to prepare the ePoster.

To register, please fill out the registration form and send it by e-mail to Please also attach a copy of your student identity card or a confirmation, signed by your responsible professor. The deadline for registration is 30th September 2017.

Onsite registration will still be possible at the beginning of the Kick-off meeting. Registration forms will be available in the registration area and at the entrance of room Hamburg. 




Tuesday 10th October

13:50 - 14:50       Kick-off meeting: Theme disclosure, instructions, team formation


Thursday 12th October

09:40 - 10:40 11:45 - 12:45     Presentations to jury and audience   

13:50 - 15:50       Award ceremony during the Closing Session of EuMW 2017










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The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is an international non-profit association with a scientific, educational and technical purpose. The aim of the Association is to develop in an interdisciplinary way, education, training and research activities. [more]

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