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IIC Announces 26 Contestants for IoT Smart Buildings Challenge

By Ken Briodagh

According to a recent announcement from the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the group has approved 39 entries from 26 contestants for the Smart Buildings Challenge, a program designed to give smart building technology suppliers the ability to collaborate with customers to create targeted, outcome-based solutions for smart buildings. The contestants come from around the world and include early stage startups and global corporations focused on industrial IoT and blockchain technologies.

The challenge presents contestants with a set of smart building problems faced by building operators and investors, as well as a set of parameters required of the solutions. Technology suppliers will develop solution proposals, alone or with partners, and compete to deploy pilot implementations to fulfill the requirements outlined by the challenge. A jury will select the winners from the pool of entries at the end of the challenge. Prizes for winners will include the opportunity to deliver a live proof-of-concept in a shopping mall supported by Deka Immobilien, ECE and TÜV SÜD. Technology partners providing tech for the challenge include Bosch, Microsoft and SAST.

The contestants will participate in a workshop and hackathon hosted by Bosch on November 19 in Munich, Germany. Registration is open to the public.

The Smart Buildings Challenge is one of the IoT Challenges co-organized with the Trusted IoT Alliance. The challenges are open to the industry vendors, organizations, teams and individuals worldwide and are designed to advance and validate industrial IoT applications and solutions. Initial use cases for the Smart Buildings Challenge include:

•           Smart Space Flow Analytics: Tracking, Zones, Anonymized Tracking

•           Smart Metering in Multi-Tenant Commercial Buildings: Smart Metering, Energy Consumption, Focus on Electric Energy

•           Smart Automated Building: HVAC, Control Technical Equipment, Demand Oriented Control of Equipment, Sustainability

•           Smart Building Cockpit: Management Tool, Sales Tool, Overview, Digital Twin, Augmented Reality

Contestants

Listed alphabetically, the contestants are: AASA, aedifion, Cloud Studio, Cubelizer, Dell Technologies, G2K Group, gridX, Hansheng, IOTA Foundation, Limitless Insight, Metrikus, Moeco, Obyte Foundation, Oriient New Media, qlair / MANN+HUMMEL, Rapid Lab, Simplifa, Slant, Smart Engine & WTEC, SmartPlants, Thing Technologies, Tridium, Umajin., Visualix, Wipro, and YPTOKEY.


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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