Internet of Things competition searches for bright ideas

A new challenge is open to find ideas to help decarbonise and improve cities’ environmental footprints. ‘Internet of Things (IoT) for Greener Cities’ is a new challenge launched by the […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A new challenge is open to find ideas to help decarbonise and improve cities’ environmental footprints.

‘Internet of Things (IoT) for Greener Cities’ is a new challenge launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

It aims to find and develop cutting edge technologies, based on the IoT and other digital innovations, which could be introduced in homes, buildings and cities to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions and improve local air quality.

The three areas of the competition are smart solutions for households, smart solutions for energy efficient buildings and sustainable mobility in an urban environment.

After a voting stage, up to 15 small team finalists will receive six weeks of mentoring from experts to overcome technical or business related challenges.

The finalists will then present their idea to a panel of experts from a range of European companies and public stakeholders, including the EU and WEF.

The winning team in each category will receive six months of further technical support, visibility within the partners’ networks and €10,000 (£8,600) worth of prizes.

Online registration of the teams is open until the 22nd of March 2017.

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