Teams with the most innovative conceptual solutions for digitizing the society with the help of smart connected devices based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology that have not yet applied for participation in the Vip IoT Challenge competition have the opportunity to do so by September 30th.
This competition is organized by the company Vip mobile and the ICT Hub Technological Entrepreneurship Center, supported by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Nokia and MikroElektronika.
“Vip IoT Challenge” is an opportunity for interested teams to compete with comprehensive IoT solutions that take advantage of Narrowband-IoT technology, and they also include hardware and software components for implementing these solutions in agriculture, traffic, environmental protection and load-bearing devices. The proposed solutions do not have to be a commercial nature, but a visible potential for the application and contribution to the digitization of the society.
The expert jury will then select ten teams that will enter the narrow circle and who expect interviews on October 1 and 2, as well as the bootcamp on 4 and 5 October – a two-day intensive educational program. The teams will continue to be involved in a three-month mentoring program, testing solutions with all the necessary equipment in development laboratories. One of the laboratories will be the first Living Lab in Serbia, a special zone covered by the NB-IoT signal for testing the field solutions in real-world conditions.
The competition includes ideas that have not been implemented so far in the country or abroad, as well as original ideas for improving existing solutions. Among the criteria that the jury will be guided during the selection are the multidisciplinary teams and their capacity to implement their solutions to the end. Thus the ideal team will collectively have experience in working with hardware, software, basic business concepts and basic design.
The total prize money of € 10,000 was provided for the three best teams, and the first-placed team was enabled to travel and visit the Nokia development center in Finland. All information about the terms and conditions of participation can be found at digitalizujdrustvo.rs