The Internet of Things (IoT) is a space offering entrepreneurs exciting opportunities. MTN and OpenIX are running a competition. If you are into IoT you know what to do. Follow this link for more information. A bit more information from the competition site is provided below.
Are you a hotshot IoT developer? Does your company create exciting, innovative machine-to-machine implementations? Enter your best existing solution into the 2016 Mind2Machine Awards to be in the running for some excellent prizes and the prestige of being one of Africa’s top M2M developers.
Our format has changed from our inaugural iteration last year, and we are now looking for existing solutions. These include both commercial and social innovation-focused solutions, that take advantage of the burgeoning universe of connected things to deliver a standout solution to real business challenges.
We are looking for big, bold and exciting solutions that use M2M applications and technology to solve business problems. There are several category titles up for grabs, as well as the ultimate prize: the title of 2016’s top M2M developer or solution. In addition, the awards receive considerable press interest and coverage, an extra bonus for participants, helping them establish their names and reputations in this competitive space.
2016 Vertical Categories are:
- Automotive & Logistics
- Energy & Water
- Smart City
- Smart Home
The following awards will be presented based on the Vertical Category submissions mentioned – only one winner per category will be announced:
Best Commercial M2M Solution (This will be an existing solution, in the market place & commercially viable. There will only be one winner, but they will submit under sub-categories)
Most Disruptive M2M Solution (This winner will be chosen from the initial categories. This will be an existing solution, in the market place & commercially viable)
Best Breakthrough M2M Solution (This will be a prototype solution that can go to market and is potentially commercially viable. There will only be one winner, but they will submit under the same sub-categories)