WPR: Foxconn Announces Statewide ‘Smart Cities’ Competition

WPR: Foxconn Announces Statewide ‘Smart Cities’ Competition

Foxconn Technology Group wants its host communities in Wisconsin to be just as impressive as its planned $10 billion LCD screen manufacturing complex in the Village of Mt. Pleasant.

To that end, it’s searching for ways to improve work and living environments through the use of innovative technologies.

The Taiwan-based tech giant announced a competition Tuesday that’s open to students and faculty at the state’s colleges and universities. The “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competitionincludes $1 million in prize money.

In releasing details, Allen Yeung, the company’s top U.S. executive, said he hopes the campaign will generate an array of ideas.

“The goal is to really engage the community and tap into the thoughts, the creativity and the critical thinking,” Yeung said. Read the full story here.