The Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition is an initiative sponsored by Foxconn.  The submission portal will be available starting September 17th, 2019.  Please bookmark this website and return on September 17th to begin submitting your innovative concept and business plan.


Foxconn has committed up to $1 million to this competition in the form of awards, in-kind contribution, and competition costs over a 3-year period beginning in 2018/2019 academic year.  The goal of this competition is to generate new and unconventional concepts from students, faculty, and staff of all of Wisconsin’s higher education systems as they work to develop smart and connected communities throughout the state.  The competition focuses on various themes and submission categories, such as smart mobility, smart energy, smart healthcare, robotics.


Our vision is to harness innovative technological solutions to enhance all aspects of living by creating improved experiences, productivity, efficiency and convenience to people from all walks of life.


Our mission is to attract, reward, and invest in innovative concepts and plans created by students, faculty and staff among Wisconsin’s higher education institutions.


» Solicit a broad, crowd sourced spectrum of
innovative concepts and plans.
» Identify and invest in Wisconsin’s innovators.
» Cultivate partner relationships among key
state-wide institutions.
» Retain and attract talent in the state, while
opening Foxconn employment opportunities.

Foxconn is pleased to collaborate with our partners: