On Monday, Foxconn celebrated the start of its statewide Smart Cities – Smart Futures competition. The competition, aimed at generating new ideas from students, faculty and staff at Wisconsin universities, colleges and technical colleges, began on Oct. 1.
"Smart city ideas and solutions are integral to realizing our shared vision of building an attractive environment for talent and investment, and transforming Wisconsin into a global high-tech hub,” said Dr. Alan Yeung, Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives, Foxconn.
“The Smart Cities – Smart Futures competition aims to inspire exciting ideas that harness technology to enhance quality of life and contribute to Wisconsin’s vibrant and sustainable development. The initiative is also part of Foxconn’s commitment to nurture and enable talent to tap the immense opportunities for innovation in Wisconn Valley.”
Individuals and teams are encouraged to develop proposals to improve and enhance living and working environments, promote attractive streetscapes, transportation networks and living spaces, and increase sustainability.
The call for initial proposals runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, and up to 100 entries will be chosen to receive a $500 award and move on to the next round of competition, where up to 50 entries will be selected to receive a $1,500 award. In the third round of the competition, the results of which will be announced in spring 2019, up to 16 entries will receive $5,000.
Complete timeline and eligibility requirements are available online.