Open Hardware is run in partnership by the Xilinx University Program, the Europractice Software Service (STFC), and CNFM

2019 Results




Any current Xilinx platform (series 7 and later) can be used for the Open Hardware Design Contest. 


Participants can also enter using Amazon AWS EC2 F1 and other cloud providers.


XUP boards with academic discount are available from Digilent and applications can be made to the Xilinx University Program for a donation of hardware for the competition. 














See the Platforms page for more information

Open Hardware 2019

Xilinx University Program FPGA and SOC University Design contest


The Xilinx Open Hardware Design Contest gives students the opportunity to showcase their technical and creative skills.


The competition runs annually and is open to PhD and undergraduate students in the European area. Cash prizes are awarded to the best entries in each category. 


See the 2019 Finalists page for details of the winners and finalists for this year, and previous years. 











The 2019 edition of the competition is now closed and the winners have been announced.

See the 2019 Finalist page for details of the winners, and the top entries for 2019.

For any questions related to the competition, please contact