29/08/2022 - 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 is launching a call for applications for the 2022 challenge: Mission A.B.C. (Agent for a Better Cyberlife)

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 objective of the challenge

From a technological solution integrating a cameras, image sensors and and Artificial Intelligence (Exemple: RAMSES), create a 1’30 minute video or design the storyboard of your video to make people around you want to imitate you and act as you suggest in order to protect us from an improper use of this solution.

To succeed in this challenge, your audience must :

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

This video should 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 your proposal with your “How to us ” instructions, your motivations for using it well, and your argument to encourage your audience to copy you.



Audience for the videos

Your social group, those who will want to imitate you, whether they are students, high school pupils, professionals, researchers or teachers. It’s up to you to determine the audience and make sure that they identify with your video and project themselves into it.

Who can apply?

The competition is open to everyone. Citizens, students, high school students, professionals, researchers, teachers, take up the challenge individually or collectively, in French or in English.
The best videos will be rewarded and promoted on social networks.

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.

All winners will be invited to attend the prize-giving ceremony in Grenoble


  • Deadline for submission of videos: 19th October 2022
  • Selection and deliberation of the winners by the challenge jury members: 21st 0ctober 2022
  • Award ceremony: autumn 2022

Ready to go further?