Foxconn will be on the UW-Green Bay campus Wednesday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Union near Cloud Commons (Booth East B). The company is here to promote its “Smart Cities Smart Futures” contest in which bright ideas from students, faculty and staff could earn a top prize of $5,000. Ideas must be entered by Oct. 31, 2018 to be eligible. Stop by the booth to talk to a representative. Here is a bit from the flyer:
Whether you have an idea for a single product like Marty McFly’s hoverboard or dream of connecting an entire Jetson-like cityscape with flying cars and robot maids, a new competition open to all students, faculty and staff at Wisconsin universities and technical colleges could help get your idea off the ground.
The Smart Cities–Smart Futures competition was announced by Foxconn at the Smart Futures Summit in August to incentivize new technologies and concepts aimed at developing smart, connected cities. Student proposals and faculty-led research that could enhance connected living and work spaces or generate technological innovations are all eligible. The portal for submitting ideas is open until the end of this month for first round submissions (website).
Individuals and teams with the best ideas will receive technical support as well as financial or in-kind contributions to help develop their proposals for possible implementation. Up to 100 first-round winners will receive $500, up to 50 second round winners will receive $1,500, and up to 16 final round winners will be awarded the $5,000 “President’s Award.”
The UW System and WiSys are among the partners.