Foxconn Launches $1M "Smart Cities – Futures" Competition

August 13, 2018

Recently, Foxconn Technology Group announced the formal launch of its "Smart Cities –Smart Futures" initiative during a Smart Futures Summit at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.


Foxconn is committing $1 million in award prizes over the next three years to the initiative, which aims to generate new ideas from Wisconsin students, faculty and staff as they work to develop smart communities and systems throughout the state. The "Smart Cities – Smart Futures" competition is open to everyone affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Wisconsin Technical College System .


“The ‘Smart Cities – Smart Futures’ competition is a chance for students, faculty and staff across Wisconsin to help shape the future. We are very pleased to have numerous statewide organizations join us in this initiative, which we hope will inspire and enable the immense talent available in the Badger State to participate, submit ideas and potentially see them come to life,” said Dr. Alan Yeung, Foxconn Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives and President of FEWI Development Corporation. “As Foxconn builds a robust AI 8K+5G ecosystem in Wisconsin, this competition will contribute to the state’s transformation into a global high-tech hub , grow and create new businesses and boost the ability to attract premier talent.”


To learn more about the competition, click here .

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