The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced it has approved 39 entries from 26 contestants for the Smart Buildings Challenge, a program designed to give smart building technology suppliers the possibility to collaborate with customers to create targeted solutions for smart buildings.
The contestants come from around the world and include early stage startups and global corporations focused on Industrial IoT and blockchain technologies, IIC said.
The selected contestants are AASA, aedifion, Cloud Studio, Cubelizer, Dell Technologies, G2K Group, gridX, Hansheng, IOTA Foundation, Limitless Insight, Metrikus, Moeco, Obyte Foundation, Oriient New Media, qlair / MANN+HUMMEL, Rapid Lab, Simplifa, Slant, Smart Engine & WTEC, SmartPlants, Thing Technologies, Tridium, Umajin, Visualix, Wipro and YPTOKEY.
The challenge presents contestants with a set of smart building problems faced by building operators and investors, as well as a set of parameters required of the solutions. Technology suppliers will develop solution proposals, alone or with partners, and compete to deploy pilot implementations to fulfill the requirements outlined by the challenge, IIC said.
A jury will select the winners from the pool of entries at the end of the Challenge. Prizes for winners will include the opportunity to deliver a live Proof of Concept in a shopping mall supported by Deka Immobilien, ECE and TÜV SÜD. Technology Partners providing tech for the challenge include Bosch, Microsoft and SAST.
IIC said that the challenges are open to the industry vendors, organizations, teams and individuals worldwide and are designed to advance and validate industrial IoT applications and solutions.
IIC also said that initial use cases for the Smart Buildings Challenge include:
-Smart Space Flow Analytics: Tracking, Zones, Anonymized Tracking
-Smart Metering in Multi-Tenant Commercial Buildings: Smart Metering, Energy Consumption, Focus on Electric Energy
-Smart Automated Building: HVAC, Control Technical Equipment, Demand Oriented Control of Equipment, Sustainability
-Smart Building Dashboard: Management Tool, Sales Tool, Overview, Digital Twin, Augmented Reality
Contestants will compete to design and submit solutions. During the design process, contestants will participate in hackathons, workshops and reverse pitches worldwide.
The Smart Buildings Challenge will take place from August 30, 2019 through February 1, 2020. Winners will be announced and awarded at Bosch Connected World 2020 in Berlin, Germany, in February next year.