Registration now closed for IPT 2019!
If the country that hosts your university has not yet participated in the IPT, you can form a team on your own and directly contact us.
If more than one team applies in a country without a representative, the Executive Committee takes the responsibility to organise a national selection. The teams must complete a written report outlining the solution to one problem selected from a possible three that will be taken from the official list selected by the IOC. The teams have 4 weeks after the registration deadline to send their written report. Each team is free to enclose his own experimental material and to cite it properly in the report.
The Executive Committee may help the new participating countries to pay their entry fees to the tournament. However, the travel costs to and from the tournament location are the charge of the team.
Constitution of the teams
A team consists in a maximum of six students (only bachelor and master students – no PhD acccepted, sorry!), and two team leaders (PhD, Postdoc, or Professors).
The fees are 1100€ per team. A team consists in a maximum of six students (only bachelor and master students – no PhD acccepted, sorry!), and two team leaders (PhD, Postdoc, or Professors). The fees include housing, meals and some activities during the week of the tournament.
For any additional participant, a supplementary fee will must be paid by the sending university or the participant to cover his/her accommodation and living costs. The travel costs from and to the tournament have to be paid by the teams.
Please note that in the case more teams apply than there are seats available, a pre-selection process will be initiated. In which case, teams are required to submit a report on one of the problems below. Reports will be graded according to if they give a plausible solution, how well supported they are (experiment and/or theory), how innovative the solution is and how well all the possible solutions have been considered. The teams have to send their report only to firstname.lastname@example.org (for anonymity reasons). Each team has until a month after registration deadline to submit a scientific style report on a finished or even unfinished solution to one of the the following three problems:
- Water dancing ball
- Broken pencils
- Camera inception
The report must have a .pdf format and cannot exceed 5 pages (except the title page). You are free to enclose your own experimental material (videos, photos, computer programs – smaller than 10 MB in total) and to cite it properly in the report. In addition, countries with national selections (at least 3 teams participating in physical fights format judged by jury, at least 2 fights), teams may choose from an additional two problems:
- Tesla coil engine
- Jet charged
Often the winner of the national tournament wins their country’s seat in the tournament, should they also pass the international pre-selection stage. Please also note that the pre-selection stage is free.