An IoT focused UK start-up competition

28th July 2016
Source: Intel
Posted By : Joe Bush
An IoT focused UK start-up competition

An online competition has been introduced as part of a collaboration between Intel and London-based Hardware Academy to help IoT developers to bring their ideas to life. The new partnership will look for exciting new IoT projects that are developed and built on Intel technology. 

The Intel Edison Developer Challenge is looking for IoT developers to submit product proposals with a view to building a new working IoT prototype. The projects are expected to combine the Intel Edison, sensors, gateway, cloud technology and imagination.

The prototype solution should aim to solve a problem associated with managing in the home or office, or an IoT gateway to manage a refrigerated vehicle or factory, or any other scenario where applicants step up to the challenge.

As well as giving developers the chance to work on provided Intel Edison hardware, the winning prototype will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 and £500 worth of 3D printing services (offered by 3D Hubs), and gain valuable exposure on the Intel Developer Zone.

Founder and CEO of Hardware Academy David Bellisario emphasised: “In the ever-growing and fast paced hardware industry, staying current with the latest technologies can be challenging. Learning new development tools can be a huge set-back for anyone trying to update their skills or bring their ideas to life.

“Hardware Academy fills that gap giving developers the chance to get hands on with the latest development tools in the IoT sector whilst receiving the best technical support directly from the companies who create the technology.

“Hardware Academy is all about giving developers the chance to get hands on with the latest technology that can speed up their product development workflow.”

A link to the competition webpage can be found here - www.hardwareacademy.io/intel-edison-developer-challenge.


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