Dear Sir/Madam,

Digilent is proud to announce the launching of the XIIIth edition of the Digilent Design Contest Europe, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Digilent RO (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), in co-operation with Digilent Inc. (Pullman, WA, SUA) and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Department of Applied Electronics, proudly announces the XIIIth Edition of the Digilent Design Contest Europe, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Enrollment deadline: December 31st, 2016.
We invite teams of students (up to three members) from universities all over Europe, to put in practice their ideas. Teams will have approximately 5 months to design and implement a project of their choice and present the final version in May 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, România.
The contest finals (projects defending and award ceremony) will be held in Cluj-Napoca, at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, on May 13 – 14, 2017.
The competition aims to encourage creativity, originality and common sense to students, their mobilization in the implementation of projects of high complexity.
Enrolled students receive free Digilent hardware platforms (FPGA systems) and develop their own projects, to present in the final stage (oral, practical demonstration and documentation). After defending the projects, the teams keep the hardware platforms, regardless the final ranking.
The jury is composed of top international industry representatives. The best projects are rewarded with consistent prizes. Finalists are published on the contest site:
The previous 12 editions of the contest (2004-2016) included students from the Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, Swiss, Germany, UK, Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, Estonia and Serbia.
Worldwide Finals were organized in Munich, Germany, (September 2011), Pullman, Washington, USA, (September 2012), Shanghai, China, (August 2014).
To register and find out more details about the competition, visit the contest website: or write to:

Registration is open until December 31st, so don’t miss it!
Please forward this information to university students, especially computer science or electrical engineering majors.
About Digilent
Digilent Inc. is a leading electrical engineering products company serving students, universities, and OEM's worldwide with technology-based educational design tools. Based in Pullman, Washington, Digilent designs, manufactures, and distributes its products on a worldwide basis. Since its founding in 2000, Digilent products can now be found in over 2000 universities in more than 70 countries throughout the world. As a multinational company with offices in the US, China, and Romania, Digilent is able to provide high-value, expert quality solutions for a variety of customer needs. In addition to its own products, Digilent performs OEM design and manufacturing services for leading technology companies including Xilinx, Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, and National Instruments.
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