IoT Design Competition 2022

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This is the 2nd annual IoT Design Competition hosted by the IoT Students Club at University of Florida. This competition is sponsored by the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World and Texas Instruments. In this competition, teams of 1-4 members create their own IoT Project, in either the hardware or software category.

This 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: Teams will be provided with a starter kit, containing microcontroller, wireless module, and battery.

DESIGN Categories

Teams must choose one of the following categories:

  1. Hardware Prototyping – Create your own IoT system with any IoT devices (smart and connected endpoint device) that targets a specific application that is an IoT-enabled technique.
  2. Hardware Emulation via Software – Emulate an IoT System using IoT Online testbeds to target a specific application that is an IoT-enabled technique.





Deadline: June 12, 2022

  • A team of 1-4 students will register and then submit a project summary no later the deadline above.
  • The project summary will include the design category and what topic/problem your IoT system will address.
  • There is no registration fee for this competition.




Begins –  Week of June 20, 2022
Ends –  mid September 2022

  • 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.
Winner announcement – mid September 2022

  • Teams will present final projects and live demo during a live judging event (Virtual via Zoom).
  • Winners will be announced after evaluation of presentation/project demo by the judging panel.
  • Each design category will be judged separately and have separate winners.



Any questions? Email IoT Students Club


Cash prizes TBA


Additional Award Categories

Teams who do not win Top 3 are eligible to win additional award categories and win physical prizes

  • Popular Choice
  • Best Video
  • Most Eco-Friendly
  • Best Commercial Potential
  • And more…

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 University of Florida (UF) vendor paperwork to receive their cash prize
  • For students outside of the US, cash prize recipients will need to complete W-8BEN Form and Bank Wire Transfer Form
  • Cash prize will be split and dispersed individually to each teammate
  • Participants must complete all competition-related work in their country of residence