“Smart City” awards recognize 14 UW-Madison students in first stage

“Smart City” awards recognize 14 UW-Madison students in first stage

When Foxconn Technology Group announced the 88 first round winners of its “Smart CitiesSmart Futures” competition on Dec. 14, 14 of them were UW–Madison students.

The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin, and was open to students, faculty, and staff at all University of Wisconsin campuses, technical colleges, and independent colleges in Wisconsin.

The “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competition promotes innovative ideas to enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks and living spaces, inspire creative city planning and promote sustainable energy solutions in Wisconsin.

First round winners will receive $500 to help further develop their projects.

Round Two of the competition starts in mid-December and runs until January 31, 2019. Each submission will be evaluated independently by four judges who will use six criteria to develop a numeric score. Up to 50 winners will be selected and announced on or before January 31, 2019. The winners of the second round will also be invited to participate in the third round of the competition, which starts from March 1st and runs through March 31, 2019. Final round winners will be awarded the $5,000 “President’s Award.”

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