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The IPSO IoT Innovation Contest

The IPSO Alliance is announcing the Internet of Things 2013 Innovation Contest that invites people and companies from around the world to submit new Internet Protocol enabled Smart Objects that demonstrate the power of the Internet of Things. The goal of this contest is to bring forth exciting new concepts and devices that use the Internet Protocol in interconnecting embedded sensor and control solutions in areas of home control, smart building, healthcare, lighting control, smart energy, or consumer entertainment.

“The IPSO Alliance is committed to showing the benefits of using the Internet Protocol in the design and development of M2M and IoT projects and solutions.  This contest will help demonstrate just how powerful IP Smart Objects can be and how, by shedding proprietary protocols, we can advance the developments that let us connect the Internet with our physical world”, said Geoff Mulligan, IPSO Chairman.

The entries will be judged by a panel of experts and the top designs will be brought to and demonstrated at Sensors Expo June 4-6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  The finalists will receive the opportunity to meet with the judges and present their device to the attendees of the show.  The winning submission will receive a $10,000 prize.

Details and rules of the contest will be published on the IPSO Alliance website at the beginning of February.

FLYPORT Ethernet Easter Contest

A Flyport Ethernet + 1 Lighting Nest + 1 miniUSB Programmer to the best project idea!

Just a few rules:

1. Add a comment on the thread describing the application you aim to create using Flyport Ethernet and Lighting nest.

2. The winner agrees to share with the entire project with the Community (source code, description, maybe a video or pictures)

3. The contest starts on 27th March 2012 and it ends on 5th of April 2012

4. openPICUS Team reserves the freedom to choose the application that it considers most interesting

Good Luck!

Flyport Ethernet is a miniature web server module featuring a fully integrated 10/100 Base-T ethernet interface and several interfaces to the ëreal worldí. Flyport Ethernet integrates a 16 bit processor which runs custom applications and an Ethernet interface controller with integrated MAC & PHY, hardware cryptographic security and a unique MAC address. An RJ45 connector can be mounted on the module, or routed at external addons boards.

Flyport is powered by openPicus, an open source framework and serial booloader. The free openPicus IDE allows to create applications, to import web pages and to compile and download code to the module.

More info here.

Looking for new ways to track anything – The Ideabird M2M Innovation Contest

An amazing group of companies including Deloitte, Deutsche Telecom, HYVE and The RWTH-TIM Research Group have banded together to hold a contest with prizes worth over $10,000, inviting people to use their imagination and present their wildest and best ideas for tracking anything – people, animals or objects of any size.

The goal is to come up with new state-of-the-art machine-to-machine (M2M) communications solutions. M2M is a field that is of phenomenal importance to people, the environment, safety and industry.

Portable GPS units are already used to locate trucks on highways in real time, and locate people who have been lost at sea or in an avalanche. Location based devices in cell phones can be tracked on mobile networks.

Many other ideas and applications exist in areas such as digital signage, telematics, tracking and tracing of objects and animals large and small.  The challenge is to come up with exciting and innovative new ways to use this existing technology.

The contest is open to anyone and everyone no matter where they live. Contest proposals can be submitted in any of eleven different categories from home & family, animals, outdoor & sports, fun & play, healthcare & well-being, safety & security, production & logistics, to nature & environment and more. Ideas will be judged by the degree of novelty, grade of freakiness, and usability.

The Ideabird contest is accepting submissions until April 10, 2012. Winners will be selected to share cash and non-cash prizes amounting to a total of $10,000.  The top three idea candidates will also be invited and flown to Dusseldorf, Germany to participate in an awards ceremony where they will present and discuss their ideas with a team of top managers from the contest partner organizations and members of the expert team. Winners and a group of top contributorswill also be invited to participate in an exclusive innovation workshop in Aachen, Germany on May 10, 2012.

The ideas are posted online where people can review and comment openly.  Candidates get the opportunity to receive feedback and exposure from people all over the world.

More info here.

IQRF Wireless Challenge Inspires to Realize Your Wireless Design Ideas

MICRORISC Ltd., an EU company majoring in research, development, and distribution of the latest Wireless Modules and electronic components, announces a design contest “IQRF Wireless Challenge” and is giving away total prize money of more than $ 10,000 USD. Test your skills, create a new design for wireless communication and compete for valuable prizes or even a job opportunity with MICRORISC.

The Design contest “IQRF Wireless Challenge” is open to anyone who is able to create a design for wireless communication platforms. Registration starts 1st December 2011 and the competition closes on 31st March 2012. IQRF development sets are available with up to 70% discount for all participants in the competition.

Contest categories are:

  • Best Application using IQRF
  • Best Student Design using IQRF

We will even reward original ideas for applications or ideas for IQRF platform improvement!

The competition will be open for entries from 1st December 2011 and you may register at where you will find instructions, guides and documentation and opportunity to upload your designs.