9 March 2022


30 March 2022


7-8 April 2022


28-29 April 2022


17 May 2022

Participant Details

Sub-Regional Competition Details

If you missed the Sub-Regional Kickoff Meeting, you can view the recording here.

  • There are 136 teams competing in the Sub-Regional.
  • Teams were assigned to sub-regions based on geographic area. A list of the sub-regional breakdown can be viewed under the Competition Levels tab.
  • Sub-Regional scores will be based 100% on presentation.
    • Presentation Score: Teams will record a 10-minute presentation and submit it by Sunday, 20 March at 3:00pm ET following the instructions. A team of volunteers will evaluate the submitted presentations. There will not be a question and answer session and that 20-point category has been removed from the scoring rubric.
  • Based on the presentation scores, the top team(s) from each Sub-Region will advance to the Regional Semifinals. Teams will be announced 30 March 2022 via email.

Teams are required to record their presentations using Zoom Virtual Meeting or a similar software to ensure consistency for our judges. Submitted video files should be in their raw, unedited form – we don’t expect or want this to be a highly produced video. Teams may record their presentations together in one place or separately – whichever makes the most sense for your team. Judges are aware that some teams will have different recording setups and this will not impact team’s scores in any way. You are encouraged to update your presentations from the previous round.

When submitting your presentations, you will need to submit the following:

  • Video file of your team presentation: our submission system requires the files to be less than 250MB
  • Print-ready presentation file: the version that is physically provided to the judges. Print-ready slides should be non-animated, may include your appendix slides, and must be in PDF format.

Submit your presentation recording here.

Regional Semifinal Competition Details

  • EMEA Semifinals – Thursday, 7 April at 3pm CEST (9am ET)
  • Americas Semifinals – Thursday, 7 April at 2pm ET
  • Asia Pacific Semifinals – Friday, 8 April at 11am HKT (11pm ET – Thursday)

Regional Final Competition Details

  • EMEA Regional Final – Thursday, 28 April at 3pm CEST (9am ET)
  • Americas Regional Final – Thursday, 28 April at 2pm ET
  • Asia Pacific Regional Final – Friday, 29 April at 11am HKT (11pm ET – Thursday)

Regional Finals will be available for public viewing via this livestream link.

Global Final Competition Details

  • Airing 17 May 2022 during Alpha Summit GLOBAL – Anyone wishing to watch the Global Final will need to register for the event. The Research Challenge Global Final is included with Basic registration.
  • Teams present live on 13 May 2022

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