The IEEE R9 IoT & AI Challenge is a regional capacity-building and pre-incubation program for University and Post degree Students that have innovative ideas in the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) 

The expected outcome from participants by the end of the program is a Minimum Viable Products (MVP) to be qualified to join the finals 

The challenge is a digital transformation initiative, it delivers training and workshops to the participants and provides them with all the needed support. After the training, participants compete in the local finals, the winners from each country get qualified for the region finals within the ROBOTIC FEST in San San José, Costa Rica in October 2023