CAPE TOWN – SqwidNet has launched the second round of its Internet of things (IoT) SA University Challenge.
The nationwide technology competition is aimed at getting university students to solve real-world challenges using the Internet of Things (IoT).
Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SqwidNet said in a statement: “We developed this initiative in partnership with Sigfox as we believe that young people have a very different view of the world. They approach challenges differently and because they have grown up with technology at their fingertips, they find alternative ways of applying it to do so,” says
SqwidNet will offer the winning team a cash prize (for participants as well as for the tertiary institution), and the chance for the team leader to pitch their solution in front of industry and technology experts at the Sigfox headquarters in France.
“We saw incredibly creative solutions emerge during the first round of the challenge,” said Goshalia. “These included solutions for animal tracking, reducing the number of cash-in-transit heists, and the monitoring of climatic conditions such as temperature, humidity, pressure and gasses.”