As part of the technical program, the Student Design Competition (SDC) is one of the most energetic parts of IMS. The SDCs have proven to be very successful events in the past 12 years, as evidenced by the ever increasing student participation and the support it has enjoyed from the organizers, both logistically and financially. The event is sponsored by MTT-2 Microwave Acoustics, Qorvo, and Keysight. We congratulate the winning team around Yuchen Cao from the University of Rhode Island, U.S.A. The second place went to the team of Niklas Bärk from Technische Hochschule Köln, Germany. Thanks to all team for contributing to the SDC. The topic for next year’s competition is under evaluation and will be published as soon as it has been approved by IMS organizers.