Smart citiesThe Smart Futures Competition sponsored by Foxconn will award up to $1 million in prizes to students and staff at Wisconsin universities for new smart city ideas. The competition is designed to encourage the development of smart technology and focuses on connecting communities throughout Wisconsin. The first round of submissions were accepted starting on October 1, 2018, and more submission rounds will be available over the next three years. Attention will be given to smart city technology, such as ideas regarding smart homes, smart energy, and management of resources.

The competition’s first round closed on October 31, 2018, and over 300 submissions were received. After evaluation by total of 50 judges, including the director of EMBI, Foxconn will announce the first round prize winners in December. The second round of submissions will open mid-December and close at the end of January. UW-Green Bay students and staff are eligible to participate and should be encouraged to take part in this excellent opportunity.