2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge now accepting project proposal submissions

2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge

Posted November 12, 2021

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) announces a call for project proposals for the 2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge.

Co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the GT VentureLab, the Challenge is a CDAIT initiative to advance the development of innovation, applications, policy, and activities, broadly, in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications.

“CDAIT was delighted at the range and quality of the creative projects developed for inaugural Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge last year. We are excited to be joined this year by co-sponsors School of Public Policy and GT VentureLab, which will expand the project seed funding for student collaborations focused on the Internet of Things,” said Paul M.A. Baker, CDAIT’s chief operating officer. “We continue to look for multidisciplinary teams and proposals that address themes of broader social impacts, inclusion, and policy effects of IoT, while still addressing technological components. Unlike some of the other student challenges, we focus on bringing more traditional technology research together with applied and industry focused efforts that can generate real world impacts.”  

CDAIT seek proposals from multidisciplinary teams made up of students across various schools and colleges, especially students from social sciences and humanities.

Projects this year, should focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • healthcare/biomedical, assistive/inclusive, enhanced living domains (e.g. IoMT);
  • industrial and manufacturing processes (e.g. IIoT),
  • organizational/digital transformation (public and business); and
  • policy approaches addressing broader social impacts, inclusion, and innovation

Up to $3,000 in research support for materials and supplies will be provided to as many as six Challenge Teams. Each faculty sponsor will be provided up to $2,000 in materials and supplies funds to support efforts.

The top three project teams will be named Challenge winners and will receive scholarship awards totaling $12,000, be divided among team members as payments through the financial aid office.

Project proposals must be submitted by Dec. 6, 2021.

For more information about the 2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge, visit the CDAIT website.


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