Application Requirements

Teams must submit their registration information and proposals by May 31 at 5 pm.

Email an electronic version of your proposal to Mike Tarkanian,

Team leaders will receive an email confirming the receipt of your proposal.

Proposals should include the following:

  • Team name and team leader
  • Team members, MIT affiliations, contact info, short bios
  • Project abstract <200 words
  • The problem statement and goal of your project
  • Overview of the team’s proposed device or material, its design and technical performance
  • Review of the intellectual property space and relevant literature for the project and its incorporated technologies
  • Disclosure of your own "prior art": research or work you have carried out that applies directly to your entry in MADMEC
  • Expense estimates

Please submit your application as a PDF.

Shortly after the May 31 deadline, the MADMEC panel of judges will select qualified teams to continue participation in the contest. These teams will receive up to $1000 in funding to build their prototype device. We will release the names of the teams selected to participate in MADMEC as soon as possible after the May 31 deadline.