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Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge – 2022

Qualcomm Innovate in Tawian Challenge FAQs

Entering the Challenge

What do I need to do to register?

It’s very simple. Just fill out the registration form with the required information, READ and ACCEPT the terms of the completion and submit your idea. That’s it and you are good to go.

Is there any registration fee?

No. Participation in the challenge is free.

Can I participate as an individual?

Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan is open to both companies and to individual entrepreneurs who meet the eligibility criteria.

Does everyone in the team need to register?

No. A designated representative of the company can register on behalf of the team.

How big should my team be?

There is no restriction on team size if you meet the eligibility criteria and have a great product proposal or idea.

Can I submit more than one entry?

Only one entry per company will be accepted for consideration. Submitting multiple proposals may lead to disqualification of the entrant.

What are the deadlines for the Challenge?

The registrations for QITC 2022 will close on 15 March 2022.

How do I know my application has been received?

Upon registration of your idea, you will get an email acknowledging the entry. Follow up emails will be sent if any information is missing or if additional information is needed.

Can I change my idea after I’ve applied?

After submitting the proposal, you must send any changes to [email protected] Whether your team will be allowed to continue in the competition with the proposed changes will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

My details are incorrect. How can I get them updated?

You can send any updates or changes to your entry by sending an email to [email protected].

Will I have the ownership rights to what I will create?

Yes. The company has full ownership rights to its ideas. All intellectual property arising out of this Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan 2022 is the sole ownership of the company that is submitting the idea and eventually designing towards it. Please see the terms and conditions for more details.

Can I fill in the online registration form and submit my proposal in Chinese?

Applications and proposals must be in English so that the jury members from worldwide can properly evaluate.


What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Products and Ideas must be focused on one of the specified domains – 5G, cellular connected IoT, machine learning, smart cities, or multimedia.
  • Designs may be on any system on a chip (SoC) platform with a HLOS such as Android, Windows, etc. or open source Linux.
  • Products should use our mobile technologies.
  • Participating companies from Taiwan will only be judged based on the quality of the submission.
  • Only one submission per company will be accepted. Multiple proposals from the same company will lead to disqualification.
  • Preferably, participating companies should have established operations of minimum 6 months, although new companies and ideas will also be considered.

Will I get technical support to complete my project?

Yes. Qualcomm will answer/clarify questions from participants in a timely manner. Additionally, the shortlisted companies will be provided engineering support to help complete their project.

Once the selected team enters final phase, can we change a member of the team?

Yes. The company is ultimately responsible for their product development and is free to manage their resources in any manner they please.

Which platforms may companies short-listed for QITC consider to select for their development?

For companies short-listed for QITC, it is recommended to select one of the following platforms to support their development efforts.

Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF system
The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System is a comprehensive modem-to-antenna solution designed to allow OEMs to build 5G multimode devices for a new era of connected experiences.

9205 LTE Modem
The Qualcomm® 9205 LTE modem is our next-generation global multi-mode single chipset connectivity solution and purpose-built to support reliable, optimized cellular connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors and smart meters, as well as a range of wearable trackers. 

Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 mobile platform scales 5G and leading 5th gen AI to premium devices with breakthrough features—from Gigapixel speed photography to desktop-level gaming features to staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity.

Qualcomm Robotics RB5
The Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Platform supports the development of next generation of high-compute, AI-enabled, low power robots and drones for the consumer, enterprise, defense, industrial and professional service sectors that can be connected by 5G.

Qualcomm QCS410/610 SoCs for IoT
The Qualcomm® QCS410/QCS610 SoCs are high performance IoT System-on-Chip (SoCs) delivering premium features for building advanced smart camera use cases encompassing machine learning, edge computing, sensor processing, voice UI enablement and integrated wireless connectivity cost effectively.

Qualcomm® QCS400 series of audio System-on-Chips (SoCs)
The Qualcomm® QCS400 series of audio System-on-Chips (SoCs) are designed specifically to help further support the voice UI enabled smart home and audio ecosystem, and meet the converging technology needs of end products that combine audio, connectivity, and display features together.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear 4100
Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 4100 is designed to deliver super-fast performance and connectivity for next generation connected smartwatches.

Qualcomm® QCC5100 Bluetooth Audio SoC
The Qualcomm QCC5100 Bluetooth Audio SoC series is designed to help manufacturers develop a new generation of compact, feature-rich wireless earbuds, headsets and speakers.


How and when will I know if my proposal is selected?

Shortlisted participants will be informed of their selection by Qualcomm and will be published on the website.

What criteria will be used for selection?

Qualcomm will consider every proposal based on its merits and a variety of factors such as innovativeness, utility value, market relevance, design compatibility with our chipsets/solutions, robustness of product design, time-to-market advantage and business potential.

Who is on the jury?

The Jury panel will comprise of members from Qualcomm and the Industry. These are seasoned professionals who come with extensive industry and business experience.


What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Where can I find the template?

There is no specific template to submit your idea. Your idea may be submitted as a .pdf file or you may also share a link to a website or video of your proposal or demo.

I’m unable to upload my entry. I get an error every time. Please help.

We are always ready to help if such as situation occurs. Please email us at [email protected] indicating the issue and we will help you figure out a way to submit your idea.