IPSO Alliance and Sensors Expo(R) Announce $10,000 "IPSO CHALLENGE 2013" IP Innovation Competition
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, Feb 19, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
The IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) Alliance has
announced its first global IP Innovation Challenge for the next
generation Internet of Things (IoT). As determined by a panel of
industry experts, the top three most innovative entries will win a
monetary prize ($10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 USD). Winners will be
flown to Chicago to receive their awards at Sensors Expo 2013.
The competition seeks innovative concepts in interfaces,
interactions, and applications showcasing the use of the Internet
Protocol (IP) in sensor/control and machine-to-machine (M2M)
applications enabling the IoT. Thirty years after the official
adoption of the TCP/IP networking protocol, hundreds of millions of
devices are connected to the Internet; before the end of the decade,
that number is expected to grow to over thirty billion. Over the
coming years, the vast majority of new connected devices won't be
computers, tablets, or smartphones, but will be intelligent embedded
devices running IP.
First round submissions require a written proposal and description;
submissions may include videos, photos and other attachments to
assist judges in identifying compelling solutions and capabilities.
Deadline for submitting a written proposal is 5 April; semi-finalists
will be notified by 15 April. Selected semi-finalists MUST deliver a
functional prototype to IPSO no later than 17 May.
All semi-finalists will be recognized by IPSO, introducing
contestants and their designs to the greater technology world. The
three finalists will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their
solution on stage at Sensors Expo 2013. Entrants will retain all
rights to their designs. More information and the entry form are
available at www.ipso-alliance.org/Challenge2013.
About the IPSO Alliance
The IPSO Alliance is the primary advocate of
IP for Smart Objects for use in energy, consumer, healthcare, and
industrial applications. The Alliance, a non-profit organization
whose members include leading technology, communications and energy
companies, promotes the use of the Internet Protocol to serve as the
foundation for a network of sensor-enabled physical objects to
communicate with each other as seamlessly as individuals do over the
IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization supporting an
IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information,
visit www.ipso-alliance.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: IPSO Alliance
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