20 Aug Augusta Free Press: Milwaukee WI: Foxconn launches Smart Cities Smart Futures
Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwan based company and often termed as a futuristic employer, has announced a Smart Cities-Smart Futures Challenge in Wisconsin. The announcement was made in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus and the company hopes that the faculty and students will help Foxconn make another major splash as a futuristic company through its 3 years long initiative worth $1 million. Foxconn also hopes that it can help staff, faculty, and students come up with creative ideas on various projects aimed at developing infrastructure, systems, and housing.
This competition is open for any person who is affiliated with the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, University of Wisconsin System, as well as, the Wisconsin Technical College System. The director of U.S. strategic initiatives for Foxconn, Alan Yeung, made the announcement along with the details of the 3-phase challenge. This competition is scheduled to start in the month of October. The subsequent phases will be held in February and April of the following year. Each phase will feature participants presenting specific projects, which will be judged by a panel of experienced judges. Each phase will, obviously, have cash prizes.
Local business owners like Josh Parker of Badger SEO, a Milwaukee WI SEO Company, are commending Foxconn for their efforts in moving Wisconsin forward through innovation.
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