A national-international inter-collegiate online competition! This unique event is dedicated to contemporary finance and technology and the emerging thinking in this field. You will be the voice bringing in new ideas to the festival forum. The objective of this finance/technology festival is to bring together students and inter-collegiate faculty to interact, share and disseminate existing and innovative ideas. Spotlight 2020 also aims at fostering a spirit of research and insightfulness from both the structured and latitude perspectives and to combine, analyse and synthesize: Machines, Passion and a scientific bend of mind like yours!
So welcome again to the First Season of Spotlight 2020!
Spotlight 2020 begins at 10:00 am, UAE time, on the 27th of June, 2020 at the University of Stirling, Ras Al Khaimah Campus, Online platform. The University Festival Committee has pieced together various sessions in a logical order for all participants to be able to enjoy, listen, learn, network and share knowledge as a festival cohort. The festival will conclude at 2.00 pm on the same days. We hope you will enjoy Spotlight 2020!
In this category, the theme is ‘Trading contracts for difference (CFDs)’.CFDs are ways of speculating on financial markets that does not require the physical buying and selling of any underlying assets and financial instruments. CFD trading provides a platform to you to speculate on the moving up or declining prices of rapidly-moving global financial markets (or instruments) such as shares, indices, commodities, currencies, crypto currencies, bonds and rates, ETFs, Options and treasuries. CFD trading can be also used to hedge an existing physical portfolio.
Some of the benefits of CFD trading are that you can trade on margin, and you can go short (sell) if you think prices will go down or go long (buy) if you think prices will rise. CFDs are tax efficient in some countries.
If you are in your final year of any undergraduate degree program then you are eligible to participate on the above theme on CFDs.
Winning teams (First place and Runner up) will be the ‘Spotlight 2020 Star of the CFD Trading’ and Runner-up respectively. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
This will be your forum to pitch in a socially relevant Fintech business idea addressing the disruptions caused by Covid 19. You will combine your knowledge and ideas in the areas of finance and technology to harness a business relevant synergy. While doing so you will make the pitch socially pertinent to address the current Covid 19 situation. This session will eventually culminate in a competition. This ‘Pitch Perfect – SFBI’ will entertain presentation papers from all final year Undergraduate students from any discipline of study.
Your group will consist of minimum two students with a maximum of up to five. Any number of groups can participate from a University. Your group has to present an original Social Fintech Business Idea to a panel of judges and the audience. You will before the presentation submit the paper to the panel and such paper shall consist of word counts not exceeding 300 to 400 words, excluding tables, references and appendices if any. The Panel of judges will then select the best five Social Fintech Business Ideas from the presentations rendered by all the groups such as yours.
The five best selected groups will then present a pitch of their business idea to the audience (online) assuming that they are the prospective and potential investors in their enterprise. These groups will present the pitch book in Group Presentation format.
United Nations has set up a task force charged with exploring the potential of financial technology to advance the UN sustainable development goals. The UN report ascertains the potential of Fintech to revolutionize the financial landscape and at the same time ensure sustainable development. Please read more on the following link: https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/report/fintech-and-sustainable-development-assessing-implications-summary).
To summarize the above, Social Fintech refers to Fintech companies combining their business with social entrepreneurship to solve or tackle a social problem. Your group could come up with innovative Fintech business ideas that not only generate financial returns but solves a social problem through their unique business model.
Winning teams (First place and Runner up) will be the ‘Spotlight 2020 Star of the SFBI’ and Runner-up respectively. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
A panel of judges will evaluate your team’s paper for the preliminary round and the Spotlight 2020 Committee will send you a ‘notification to present’ via an e-mail.
Inside the heart of a technical event lies innovation and creativity. It is a home for great minds and visionaries to assemble and give birth to radical solutions.
The objective of this technical event is to promote undergraduate research activity at educational institutions in the UAE, and other countries, by providing a forum for students to present their work and interact with other young researchers, faculty, and industrial leaders.
The projects will be evaluated by the panel of judges based on the impact of the project on the chosen industry and its innovativeness.
The decision of the organizers in declaring the results will be final. No queries in this regard will be entertained.
Any participant found to be indulging in any form of malpractice will be immediately disqualified.
• Applications should follow the theme “Impact of Modern Technology on Industry” where the scope of the projects includes, but is not restricted to the following:
Tech Exhibit 2020 welcomes write-ups from students who are interested in presenting an application/system/tool they have developed in the form of a presentation in front of conference participants and a judging panel.
Shortlisted presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their projects/ideas which can include small video of demo as well.
Any Under Graduation Student with a knack for Technology: P Our contests are open to all the Under Graduate students across the globe.
(First place and Runner up) will be the ‘Spotlight 2020 Star of Tech-Zest’ and Runner-up respectively. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.