CALENDAR 2017

Mid JANUARY:       1-2 Day TEAM WORKSHOP to Submit 1st Stage 

(At USC, MIT and Skype, register before December 30th, 2016 at info@marscitydesign.com

JANUARY 31st:       DEADLINE 1st Stage (extended to Feb 5th, 11:59PM PST.)

FEBRUARY:             INTERNATIONAL SELECTION, Selected SEMI-FINALISTS 2017 Announcement.

MARCH:                   DEVELOPMENT Stage

APRIL 30th:             DEADLINE 2nd Stage 

MAY:                         Mars City Design Team selects Finalists

MAY 25th:             Mars City Design Executive Fundraising Dinner with Digital Hollywood at Skirball Cultural CenterEXHIBITION 2016. Selected FINALISTS 2017 Announcement.

OCTOBER 26th:   GALA AWARD CEREMONY with Digital Hollywood at Skirball Cultural Center. NEW LAUNCH of MARS CITY DESIGN 2018 . Appointed Jury Team Select & Announce 3 Winners. PUBLIC VOTE FOR THE FAVORITE DESIGN. Exhibition of Finalists 2017

DECEMBER:           Mars City Design at TEDx LA

PRIZE:

Mars City Design Award 2017

WIN  

a total value of

USD $20,000

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Sponsors’ PRIZE includes:

USD 1,000 CASH for the 1st Winners

for each Transportation and Human Friends’ (Robotics) Category.

Exposure to Dassault Systemes Global Gala Event 2018

FREE CATIA Training Class

Chance of Recruitment

Unlimited Value:

Prototype Realization

for a R&D and demo in Mojave (or other selected lands on Earth)

Possible Business Opportunities 

Global Publication and Recognition:

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CATEGORIES 2017

This year’s main theme is:

TRANSPORTATION

From the scale of pedestrian to the scale of cities.

This year’s secondary themes include:

HUMANS’ FRIENDS

Robotic life imitating the designs of animals who can help humans to collect food, recycle waste, build shelters, mine …

ENERGY RECYCLING

Power Supply/ Waste Management

2016 Finalists >

 

JURY TEAM of

MARS CITY DESIGN CHALLENGE 2017

Rob Manning

Rob Manning

Chief Engineer for US Mars Missions at

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Rob Manning is a Chief Engineer of Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) and former MSL Chief Engineer at NASA/JPL. He has been responsible in the success of NASA’s Mars missions and deeply involved in the technical design of nearly every US Mars mission that has occurred during the Mars Renaissance of the past 20 years! Mr. Manning has been working space missions at JPL since early 1980s, right out of Caltech. After a decade or so building spacecraft avionics and software, Mr. Manning transitioned to guidance and control and systems design of interplanetary missions. Mr. Manning became Chief Engineer for Mars Pathfinder in the early 1990s. Mr. Manning then volunteered to lead Pathfinder’s Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) team. He found passion in solving the Mars EDL problem and in Mars exploration, finding the joy in working with so many disciplines and human talent.

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Dr. Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

Earth Observation Data Scientist at

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Pierre-Philippe Mathieu is Earth Observation Data Scientist at the European Space Agency in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). He spent 20+ years working in the field of environmental and ocean modelling, weather risk management and remote sensing. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and M.Sc from University of Liege (Belgium), a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Louvain (Belgium), and a Management degree from the University of Reading Business School (United Kingdom).

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Steven Madge

Visionary Vice President at

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Steven Madge is an entrepreneurial technology innovator, a futurist and business development executive, expert in the new disruptive digital age, commonly called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Steven is experienced in contributing to the High Tech, Automotive, IoT, and Future Retail industries to speed their product ideas to market. Focusing on the global Mega Trends including advanced mobility, Smart Cities and the new Experience Economy, by utilizing advanced scientific technologies to radically transform the way we do business in the future.

More to come…