Journal Times: Foxconn officially launches $1M Smart Cities-Smart Futures

Journal Times: Foxconn officially launches $1M Smart Cities-Smart Futures

Foxconn Technology Group Tuesday formally launched its “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” initiative during a summit at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

The initiative was announced in May at UW-Parkside. Foxconn is committing $1 million in award prizes over the next three years to the initiative, which aims to generate new ideas from Wisconsin students, faculty and staff as they work to develop smart communities and systems throughout the state. The Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition is open to everyone affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Wisconsin Technical College System.

The competition focuses on smart mobility, smart buildings, smart homes, smart energy and smart health, as well as quality of life, efficiency, productivity and management of resources. Read the full story here.