Up to NT$5.5 million to win in public IoT competition

Through the contest, organizers hope that all relevant businesses can prosper and expand even more. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – In order to welcome an age of Internet of Things (IoT) and stimulate the collaboration among businesses, fields of education, and the public in the application of data released by the government, the Board of Science and Technology under the Executive Yuan (行政院科技會報), the Ministry of Science and Technology (科技部) and the Civil IoT Taiwan (建構民生公共物聯網) plan to host the 2019 Civil IoT Data Application Competition.

Through continuous and extensive government research and data, the team can obtain real-time data access and historical data query services. (NOWnews)

Through the contest, organizers hope that all relevant businesses can prosper and expand even more. The winner will be awarded up NT$3 million, while the runner-up will receive NT$1 million, and second runner-up NT$500,000, and NT$100,000 for honorable mentions. The total prize money sums up to NT$5.5 million. People participating in all fields are invited and encouraged to be creative.

They should utilize the four primary categories of data and service, air quality, earthquakes, disaster prevention, and water resources, to integrate these plans with the data the government released via data service and complex earthquake report platforms. The data that can be legally publicized but has yet to be released deserves more exploration in terms of the data usage and bring out its potential.

The best team could also receive up to NT$3 million in bonuses. The competition consists of three stages and the best team will have the opportunity to win three million as well as the opportunity to cooperate with relevant government units to develop and achieve the results of the competition. They will also have a chance to work with the Industrial Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

This year’s air quality micro-sensing device was added by the Environmental Protection Agency and Academia Sinica, hoping to provide the most comprehensive air quality data of the whole station.

Through continuous and extensive government research and data, the team can obtain real-time data access and historical data query services. They can also connect to the computing environment according to the sensing data transmission standard and use artificial intelligence or module analysis to stimulate creativity. ●

You can register online for the competition until July 8. For further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/CivilIoTTaiwan/ or https://ci.taiwan.gov.tw/creativity/