In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Sigfox announced their 2018 University Challenge in collaboration with Hackster. Sensing the Earth will run from April 23rd until July 31st, 2018, which is part of a multitude of programs developed by the Toulouse-based company to enable the adoption of its technology and IoT in general.
Sensing the Earth provides the engineers of tomorrow the opportunity to participate in a project that will not only be a technological challenge but one that will help improve our planet. Students and graduates from all over the world are welcome to submit their innovative projects focusing on environmental and animal protection, energy, health, transportation, and any other areas of sustainable development.
Students can either do the project individually or in groups of three. Participants will have no restrictions in terms of hardware, the only condition is to use the Sigfox technology. For more information on modules or development kits, please visit our Partner Network.
The best 10 projects will be announced by September 3rd , 2018. Sigfox teams will conduct a series of interviews with the 10 semi-finalists to choose the 3 finalists. The 3 finalists will get the chance to pitch their projects during Sigfox’s annual event, Sigfox Connect, which will take place in Berlin on October 24-25, 2018 for a chance to win an internship at Sigfox’s Hacking House in San Francisco.
For those who no longer are students but are still interested in participating in Sensing the Earth challenge, Sigfox is offering the possibility to qualify as a mentor. Mentors must either be non-student industry professionals (electrical engineer, data scientist, etc.) or university professors. The role of the mentor is to advice and counsel participants through the entire process.
– Project Submission Opens: April 22nd, 2018 at 8:01 AM PT
– Project Submission Deadline: July 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT
– 3 Finalists Announced: September 17, 2018
– Finalists Pitch during Sigfox Connect: October 24, 2018 Berlin
– Winners announced during Sigfox Connect: October 25, 2018 Berlin
Interested? Please click here to read the full submission guidelines.