About the Cornell Cup

The Cornell Cup – driving innovation

The Cornell Cup is a college-level design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of the latest technology. It attracts students from the top 200 universities across the U.S.A. and Canada to develop engineering projects around core themes (Embeded systems for IOT, Robotics and Mechatronics, SOC design, Automotive etc) and sponsor partners can also introduce other complimentary themes.  Participation in the Cup gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge using the latest technology and showcase their skills to sponsors—potentially resulting in employment / internship opportunities. PLUS, the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize and other awards.

The Cornell Cup is a proven platform for showcasing student talent by transforming their ideas into real products with actual results. It has a rich heritage of attracting the best engineering student talent and driving technological innovation.

Past achievements

  • 2015 and 2016 White House recognized competition
  • 1st American team to win the James Dyson Award
  • America’s “30 Under 30”
  • 1 of NBC’s Top 6 College Inventions
  • Regularly secures internships or employment offers from sponsors


Why is Arm a co-founder?

The Cornell Cup, now co-founded by Arm, empowers students to invent technological applications leveraging the Arm and its partner ecosystem that touches most of the world’s population.

When students use Arm IP and framework, they become part of a broad, global ecosystem of technology innovators that empowers and touches many of the world’s most successful business and consumer brands. This flexible technology and architecture enables ‘relevance’ and students to be work-ready for a competitive ever changing market place. These technologies help students learn, design and build with success now and for the future.

  • 80% of the world uses Arm technology
  • Arm powers 90% of the mobile devices
  • There are 125 billion Arm-based chips worldwide…and counting!
  • Arm technology exists across 1,100 partners

Arm Education works with academic, education and industry partners to support technology innovation and talent development in electrical, electronic and computer engineering and computer science.

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