20. March 2016 · Comments Off on Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Seeking a grant of $50 million for smart transportation, Orlando was one of nearly 80 cities from Anchorage to Miami that applied for the prize, made the top 10 but missed out on the lucrative cut for the final seven.Still, the city’s application for the U.S. Department of Transportation grant lays out a vision the city wants to pursue.

Source: Orlando nearly wins in Smart City Challenge – Orlando Sentinel

01. December 2014 · Comments Off on HelloHive regulates your home’s temps so you don’t wake to a winter chill · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

On a chilly winter morning, it’s easy to understand the appeal of smart home technology. If the heat from the living room isn’t making it to your frosty bedroom, shouldn’t your home be able to automatically open vents and reroute the air flow?

At least that’s the hope of Startup Weekend Kansas City winner HelloHive.

Earlier this month, the three-person Hello Hive team competed against six other teams, ranging from an app to amplify your phone speakers to a group interested in more deeply engaging the community. In the end, HelloHive took home the top prize for the smart home temperature-monitoring prototype they built over the course of a weekend.

via HelloHive regulates your home’s temps so you don’t wake to a winter chill.

11. November 2014 · Comments Off on Hail the home automation competition winner! · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Hail Gadget Master Frederick Vandenbosch. He has just won a “Forget Me Not” challenge in which 15 finalists were challenged to create a home automation system inspired by the “Internet of Things”.

Frederick, from Belgium won the grand prize for his “IoT Pet Care System“, while a safety monitoring device was voted Community Choice Winner.

The main prize for the Element 14 Design Challenge competition was an all-expenses-paid trip to Electronica 2014 in Munich and a product bundle valued at around $20,000.

via Hail the home automation competition winner! | Electronics Weekly.

18. March 2014 · Comments Off on EcoWatch scoops prize of up to €10k in Smart Grid Innovation Hub start-up search · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

EcoWatch has been named ‘Ireland’s Most Promising Start-up’ for a smart-grid solution or service as part of the EirGrid and NDRC all-island Smart Grid Innovation Hub competition.

Limerick-based EcoWatch scooped the top prize of up to €10,000 in funding for its work to develop Smart Distribution Network Monitoring Solutions.

via EcoWatch scoops prize of up to €10k in Smart Grid Innovation Hub start-up search – Clean Tech – Clean Tech | siliconrepublic.com – Ireland’s Technology News Service.

18. February 2014 · Comments Off on Energy start-ups sought for smart grid competition with €10k prize · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Smart Grid Innovation Hub is urging start-ups in the energy sector to enter a competition to help get the most promising new smart grid solution or service up and running and win funding of up to €10,000.

A collaborative initiative by EirGrid Group and the National Digital Research Centre, the Smart Grid Innovation Hub aims to promote the development of innovative smart grid solutions with a focus on entrepreneurial initiatives by companies, academics and entrepreneurs in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

via Energy start-ups sought for smart grid competition with €10k prize – Small Business – Small Business | Ireland’s online business and management news service – Businessandleadership.com.