Mercedes Benz In-Car Gaming Challenge 2019

Daimler AG invites applications from innovators around the world for the Mercedes Benz In-Car Gaming Challenge 2019. Participants need to submit creative ideas or concepts to shape the future of in-car gaming. The challenge is open to everyone above the age of 18 – whether it is a student, a gamer, designer, or developer – and participants can apply as individuals, in teams of up to 5 members, and even Startups.

There are three open categories in the challenge. Participants can choose any of the three to submit their ideas or concepts:

  • Passenger Car – Create the perfect in-car gaming experience in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
  • Bus – Develop a gaming concept for bus-passengers to allow total immersion while being on a journey.
  • Mobile App – Develop a concept of a gaming app in the context of driving one of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Who is offering this scholarship?

The challenge is organized by Daimler AG, one of the world’s most successful automotive companies.

Who can apply for this scholarship?

  • There is no limitation of participants for the event.
  • Any person who wants to participate has to be 18 years of age or older.
  • Students, recently graduated students, gamers, developers, designers, as well as Startups are allowed to register for participation.
  • Participants can register individually or in groups.
  • The size of an innovator’s group is limited to 5 participants each.
  • There is no limitation of participants at Startups, however, at the final event, no group is allowed to bring more than 5 people.

What are the benefits?

  • 1st Prize: EUR 5000 + Tickets for ESL Tournament*
  • 2nd Prize: EUR 3000 + Tickets for ESL Tournament*
  • 3rd Prize: EUR 2000 + Tickets for ESL Tournament*
  • Participants entering the mentoring and final stage of the challenge will also get their travel expenses reimbursed up to a maximum amount per person

*ESL Tournament is an International Gaming Tournament organized by ESL Gaming, Germany.

How can you apply?

To register for the challenge, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go to the challenge homepage.

Step 2: Click on ‘Participate’.

Step 3: Fill in the requested details to create your profile.

Step 4: Submit your ideas/concepts before the application deadline.

What are the important dates?

  • Launch Date: March 22
  • Ideation Phase: March 22 – May 16
  • Voting Phase: May 17 – June 2
  • Finalists Announcement: June 3
  • Mentoring Phase: June 4 – June 25
  • Final Event: June 26

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Jivesh is pragmatically ambitious and enjoys extensive traveling and indulging himself into adventure sports especially water rafting. Exploiting his good communication skills and sound convincing abilities, he keeps on researching new ideas to implement it in his team thereby enhancing his leadership skills in the process. He does this as he wishes to explore his qualities to bring about mutual betterment for himself and his nation as a whole.

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