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IPSO Challenge 2013 Offers $10K To Winner With Best New Internet of Things Idea/Product

IPSO AllianceLooking for an interesting new weekend project?  Are you interested in devices for the “connected home” or the “Internet of Things?”  Have you been automating your home or building sensor networks?  Do you like experimenting with hardware platforms like Arduino or the Raspberry Pi?

Would you like to potentially win $10,000 USD?

If so, check out the IPSO Alliance’s “IPSO Challenge 2013” where the About page explains the challenge:

The IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) Alliance is sponsoring a worldwide challenge to showcase the use of the Internet Protocol (IP) in sensor/control and M2M applications enabling the Internet of Things (IOT). IPSO Challenge 2013 is a competition promoting the development of Smart Objects which use the Internet Protocol. Just 30 years after the official adoption of the TCP/IP networking protocol, nearly 10 billion devices can connect to the Internet; and before the end of the decade, that number is forecast to nearly triple. Over the coming years, the vast majority of newly connected devices won’t be computers, tablets, or smartphones, but will be intelligent embedded devices participating in the Internet of Things (IoT).

The deadline to submit a written proposal is coming up soon on APRIL 5, 2013, using the submission form at the bottom of the main IPSO Challenge 2013 page. Semi-finalists will be notified soon thereafter and will need to submit a functional prototype by May 17, 2013.  Ultimately winners will be chosen who will receive $10,000,  $5,000 and $2,500.  More details about what you need to do can be found on the About page for the contest.

Why are we writing about this contest here on Deploy360?  Simple.  The reality is that to get the massive scale being considered for the “Internet of Things” many implementations will need to use IPv6.

We were in contact with the people behind this IPSO Challenge 2013 and they are very definitely interested in receiving IPv6 entries.

So we’d like to encourage any of you developers out there to submit some IPv6 proposals!  It would be great if some of the semi-finalists or finalists were entries working over IPv6.

So… if you like working with these kind of projects, do check out the IPSO Challenge site and submit your ideas!