Foxconn Technology Group will make $200,000 in prizes available over three rounds of competition during the coming school year as part of its Smart Cities, Smart Future initiative.
Alan Yeung, Foxconn director of U.S. strategic initiatives, announced details for the contest Tuesday as part of a smart cities summit at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The company also launched a website for the contest as well.
Earlier this year, Foxconn announced it would commit $1 million to fund competitions over three years.
Students, faculty and staff at Wisconsin higher education institutions, including public and private universities and technical colleges, are invited to participate.
“The competition is aimed at finding innovative ways that technology can help enhance quality of life and working environments, whether it’s through developing attractive streetscapes, building transportation networks, designing innovative living spaces, improving the way we learn or enhancing health care,” Yeung said. Read the full story here.