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Smart Home Innovation Contest - applications by 2 July 2020

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  • Smart Home Innovation Contest - applications by 2 July 2020

    Silicon Labs and Arrow Electronics, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TE Connectivity (TE), are launching a contest to spark technology innovation to inspire the next best smart home idea.

    Smart home technology transforms our lives, infusing a new level of convenience, control, security and efficiency in our daily routines. This proliferation of smart home devices into everyday spaces has transformed consumers' expectations for simplicity in user experience and hardware integration.
    As leading technology providers in the IoT industry, Arrow Electronics, Silicon Labs, AWS, and TE Connectivity are looking to find and support the next ground breaking smart home ideas that bring inventive and original solutions to solve the challenges consumers face in their homes. In this contest, we encourage you to submit an idea that solves old or new problems in the home.
    Participants have the opportunity to win a share of $5,500 USD cash by submitting a 2+ page write up explaining their cutting-edge smart home idea and how the Silicon Labs wireless, TE sensors, and AWS IoT Core technologies will power their solution.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit a 2+ page write up or short presentation outlining your smart home idea and the challenge it solves. Your proposal will need to incorporate the use of sensors, wireless connectivity and the cloud. For inspiration, check out our recommended tools for smart home development from Silicon Labs, AWS, and TE Connectivity (chart below).
    Important information: For your entry to be considered, it must be written in English and delivered in a PDF file format.

    Deadline to apply is July 2nd, 2020

    Recommended tools:

    ProductTechnologyPart number
    BG22 Thunderboard Silicon Labs Bluetooth 5.2SLTB010A
    Z-Wave 700 Dev KitSilicon Labs Z-WaveSLWSTK6050A
    Zigbee & Thread Dev KitSilicon Labs Bluetooth, Zigbee, ThreadSLWSTK6006A
    Sentimate Silicon Labs Bluetooth 5, Z-Wave, Zigbee/Thread
    and TE Connectivity AmbiMate Sensor Module
    (integrates Audio, CO2, VOC, Humidity, Light, Motion
    PIR and Temperature)
    MS860702BA01-50TE Connectivity PTH Combination Digital SensorMS860702BA01-50
    MS5840-02BATE Connectivity low profile, gel-filled, ultra-compact
    watertight pressure sensor
    AWS IoT Core AWS managed cloud service that lets connected devices
    easily and securely interact with cloud applications and
    other devices
    AWS IoT Core
    FreeRTOS FreeRTOS is an open source, real-time operating
    system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-
    power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure,
    connect, and manage


    I Place: $3,000 USD
    II Place: $1,500 USD
    III Place: $1,000 USD

    Judging criteria:

    • Creativity and disruptiveness of idea
    • Thoughtfulness and depth of explanation of the solution.
    • What is it? What does it do and problem does it solve? How does it work?
    • Feasibility of the solution
    • Integration of sensors, wireless connectivity and the cloud

    >>Click here to submit your idea<<

    Source: https://www.arrow.com/en/research-and-events/articles/2020-smart-home-innovation-contest

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