HVAC Innovation Challenge

Apply to the HVAC innovation challenge by SKM and get the chance to win up to $15,000 prize plus commercialization support for your project.

The HVAC Innovation Challenge is the challenge to contribute to the HVAC industry, society, & environment. SKM is looking for papers, ideas, and solutions in the HVAC field to tackle the industry challenges innovatively as well as apply new ideas to optimize HVAC systems.

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SKM Air Conditioning LLC is one of the leading manufacturers of Air Conditioning Equipment in the Gulf. SKM offers a broad portfolio of premium international quality products that have performed efficiently in various geographic locations. They are proud to have highly competent Research & Development team and Testing laboratories recognized by international third party authorities and ISO 17025 certified by Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC).

Topics are-

  • Track 1: Enhancing the performance of air conditioning equipment by implementing new solutions
  • Track 2: Utilization of renewable energy in air conditioning systems
  • Track 3: Introducing air conditioning equipment for agriculture applications (for indoor planting) suitable for high temperature and humidity regions.
  • Track 4: Utilization of 3D printing technology in the HVAC Industry
  • Track 5: Using nonmetallic parts/ casings for air conditioning equipment
  • Track 6: Air conditioning system solutions for open areas in high humidity climate
  • Track 7: Implementation of CFD and other simulation software to enhance the performance of air conditioning equipment
  • Track 8: Utilization of heat losses from air conditioning equipment
  • Track 9: Using new techniques in the manufacturing of Air conditioning equipment
  • Track 10: Solutions for enhancing corrosion resistance
  • General Track: Other solutions related to HVAC apply.


  • 1st place: $15,000, plus commercialization support
  • 2nd place: $10,000, plus commercialization support
  • 3rd place: 5 winners to get commercialization support for their projects


Anyone with engineering educational/vocational background can apply.

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

  • Apply Online through the given link.
  • You will be required to describe the problem you are solving, your idea/ solution, and which track you are applying to.

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Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

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For Further Queries

You can chat with SKM chat support on the challenge website.
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