IRT Nanoelec 2022 Challenge: Mission A.B.C. (Agent for a Better Cyberlife)

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The IRT Nanoelec Human Capital and Training Design program has organised its 2022 challenge: Mission A.B.C. (Agent for a Better Cyberlife)

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Context and challenge

The IRT Nanoelec Human Capital and Training Design program, jointly run by GEM and G INP, is launching its 2022 Challenge for sustainable microelectronics

Helped by the advent of artificial intelligence, the spread of cameras, image sensors and that observe us aims to significantly improve our security, well-being, health, the quality of our environment, our living conditions and our productivity while preserving the planet and our society.
But this rapid growth also raises new questions about the respect of our private lives, the confidentiality and the use of captured images . Some of us shudder at the idea of indiscreet and massive eavesdropping or grotesque or malicious misappropriation of our personal image.
Faced with this massive deployment of new technologies, “processes of collective intelligence are being implemented, taking advantage of digital technologies to act instead of making claims. They make it possible to identify, from the ground up, solutions that are beyond the reach of those in power.”*

These responsible users are called “Civic Tech”.

*Source: Human Technology Foundation’s “Responsible Investment in Technology” report.


The challenge is closed but you can still vote for the best video by fill in the survey in the video description.

The objective of the challenge

From a technological solution integrating a cameras, image sensors and and Artificial Intelligence (Exemple: RAMSES), the candidate had to create a 1’30 minute video or design the storyboard of his/her video to make people  want to imitate him/her and act as they suggested in order to protect us from an improper use of this solution.

To succeed in this challenge, the audience had to :

  • Understand the possible uses of this technology and the related associated problems.
  • Form an opinion about the proposed use of the technology.
  • Decide to copy the proposed use. Click here to see an example

This video had to incorporate the following elements in a clear and understandable way.

  • Presentation of the technology: the context of its use ; its potential drawbacks.
  • The audiences affected by the technology (those who use it and those who are affected by it).
  • Presentation of the proposal with the “How to use ” instructions, the motivations for using it well, and the argument to encourage the audience to copy the proposed use.


Audience for the videos

The candidate social group :  students, high school pupils, professionals, researchers or teachers.

Who could apply?

The competition is open to everyone. Citizens, students, high school students, professionals, researchers, teachers,

The prizes

The Challenge consists of 3 prizes

– Youth Prize: Open to all entries from people under the age of 28
The winning person or team will receive a voucher worth €300 in connection to the challenge.

– Jury’s Favourite Award
The winning person or team will receive a voucher worth €300 in connection to the challenge.

– Positive influence award for sustainable connected behaviour
The person or team will receive objects worth €100. Their initiative will be widely publicised on IRT Nanoelec’s communication channels.



  • Deadline for submission of videos: November 8th, 2022
  • Selection and deliberation of the winners by the challenge jury members: January 2023
  • Award ceremony: February 2023