2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), and cosponsors School of Public Policy, and the GT VentureLab, are pleased to announce the 2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge call for project proposals. 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 seeks to stimulate projects involving rapid response innovative/exploratory research, hardware/software projects, policy and applications, and efforts to advance ideas into prototyping and early commercialization phases.

This year, CDAIT is interested in projects that focus on the following topics

  • Healthcare/biomedical, assistive/inclusive, enhanced living domains (e.g. IoMT)
  • Industrial and manufacturing processes (e.g. IIoT)
  • Organizational/digital transformation (public and business).

They also look for projects that build collaborative teams across disciplines and should include student participants across departmental and college boundaries. CDAIT especially seeks proposals from the social sciences, humanities, and multidisciplinary teams, and proposals that address themes of broader social impacts, inclusion, and policy effects of IoT. They plan to provide up to $3,000 in research support (materials and supplies) to as many as six (6) Challenge teams and will provide each team’s faculty sponsor with up to $2,000 in M&S funds to support their efforts. Challenge winners – the top three project teams – will receive scholarship awards totaling $12,000, be divided among team members as payments through the financial aid office.

The deadline to submit a proposal is December 31, 2021.

For sample projects, winning teams from the 2021 Challenge can be seen here.

CDAIT is interested in proposals addressing (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Healthcare/Healthtech and IoT
  • Connected medical device/applications and use cases
  • Policy and IoT: social benefits, social challenges
  • IoT, sensors, and the environment
  • Industrial/manufacturing and productivity applications
  • Inclusive IoT: Aging, People with Disabilities, and minority populations
  • IoT CyberSecurity platforms and devices: technology, policy, processes
  • IoT and Data: collecting and managing real-world data
  • Smart Cities/Connected Communities/Transportation systems
  • AI, IoT, and Ethical Design
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality in training/manufacturing/business settings
  • #IoT and Connectivity – 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, LPWAN, etc.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, click here.

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