IoT Design Competition 2023

IoT Design Competition 2023



1st Place:

 nagamasou by Adam Kocsis, Alvin Wong, and Rohan Shah; Team TinyML, University of Florida

2nd Place:

Smart Bike Companion by Avary McCormack; Team rIoT Solution, University of Florida

3rd Place:

 Smart Bag for Women Safety by Dharsan S; Team Aiming Archers, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

This is the 3rd annual IoT Design Competition hosted by the IoT Students Club at University of Florida. This competition is sponsored by Texas Instruments, Microsoft, and the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World. In this competition, teams of 1-4 members design, build, and demonstrate their own IoT Project. Teams will create a video to share with the judges and fellow competitors at the end of the competition.

The IoT Design competition promotes the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in the application of IoT technology to solve real-life problems. The goal of the competition is to enhance understanding of IoT technology and applications and create awareness about the emerging field of IoT. We expect the competition to stimulate student interest in IoT and contribute towards creating a well-trained future workforce.

Eligibility: current Undergraduate and Graduate students worldwide

Starter Kit: Hardware Prototyping teams will be provided with a starter kit, containing Texas Instruments microcontroller, wireless module (sponsored by Texas Instruments), and battery.

View the Competition Brochure




Deadline: September 11, 2023 
  • A team of 1-4 students will register and submit a project proposal no later than the deadline above.
  • There is no registration fee for this competition.


Begins –  December 8, 2023

Ends –  March 8, 2024

  • Qualified teams will receive further details via email and will be invited to attend a Competition Kickoff Meeting (Virtual via Zoom).
  • Teams will receive the Starter Kit at their given address and should start working on their project.
  • At the end of the competition phase, teams will submit a brief project conclusion and a 2-3 minute video showcasing their project no later than the deadline above.


Winner announcement – March 27, 2024 
  • Teams will present final projects and video demo during a closing event (Virtual via Zoom).
  • Winners will be announced after evaluation of presentation/project demo by the judging panel.


Any questions? Email IoT Students Club


Cash Prizes up to $8000

Cash prizes sponsored by Warren B. Nelms Institute  
Teams are also eligible to win additional award categories and win physical prizes.
Physical prizes list: NES Classic, Apple Airpods, Fitbit Charge 3, Apple TV 4th Gen, JBL Charge 3 Speaker, Saleae Logic 4, TI Backpack, TI Notebook, TI Power Bank, and more.


Physical prizes sponsored by Texas Instruments.



Competition SPONSORS


*Fine Print

  • For University of Florida students, the cash prize may affect their financial aid
  • For non-University of Florida students, cash prize recipients will need to complete either University of Florida (UF) vendor paperwork, or W-8BEN Form and a Bank Wire Transfer Form to receive their cash prize
  • Participants must complete all competition-related work in their country of residence
  • Cash prize is subject to taxation
  • An individual may compete on only one team