The applications received for the SDE19 Call for Teams by 17th November 2017 were judged by an international jury of professional experts. The members of the Selection Committee were jointly selected and delegated by Energy Endeavour Foundation, the organization designating Szentendre the be the host city of the event, and ÉMI Non-profit Llc. The submitted applications were evaluated and compared based on 23 aspects of review along the following main subject matters:

  • technical innovation and applied design approach;
  • organization and project planning;
  • sponsorship engagement and team support: financial planning, involvement of existing resources and industrial players, fund raising potential;
  • conceptual inventions, the novelty of the conceptual approach, expectable direct and indirect benefits for the target groups;
  • composition of the professional team, extent of integration in the university curriculum;
  • business potential, risk management, geographical and technological diversity, alignment the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

16 university teams form the competitor field of sde

Competing as independent universities

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)
  • Delft University of Technology (Holland)
  • University of Ghent (Belgum)
  • International Hellenic University (Greece)
  • University of Sevilla (Spain)
  • Thonburi King Monkut’s University of Technology (Thailand)
  • Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (Holland)
  • Valencia University of Technology (Spain)

Competing as partnership of universities and higher education institutions (lead universities are highlighted)

  • University of Brighton (United Kingdom)
    • University of Debrecen (Hungary)
  • Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (Romanian consortium)
    • Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
    • University of Aalto (Finland)
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spanish consortium)
    • Vallès School of Architecture
    • East Barcelona School of Engineering
  • Lille College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (French consortium)
    • Valenciennes College of Art and Design
    • Paristech Vocational School of Handicraft
    • Yncréa University of Engineering, Lille
    • University of Lille
    • IMT Lille Douai, University of Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq
    • Lille Central School, Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve d'Ascq
    • Po International College of Sciences, Lille
    • EDHEC Business School, Roubaix
    • Lille Catholic Institute
    • Artios University, Béthune
    • ENSAIT College of Engineering and Textile Industry
    • Association Ouvrière des compagnons du devoir et du tour de France, Villeneuve d'Ascq
  • Maryland Unversity (USA)
    • Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Hungary)
    • Kandó Kálmán Department of Electric Engineering, Óbudai University (Hungary)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Italian consortium)
    • University of Catania
    • University of Florence
    • University of Genova
    • University of Insubria
    • Gabriele d'Annunzio University, Pescara
    • Mediterranean University, Reggio Calabria
    • Polytechnic University of Turin
  • University of Miskolc (Hungary)
    • University of Sopron (Hungary)
    • Saad Dahlad University, Blida (Algeria)
    • Tizi Ouzou University (Algeria)