The first challenge will focus on smart e-mobility to enable seamless mobility services for electric vehicles such as charging and roaming
The Trusted IoT Alliance TIoTA), an ecosystem of more than 50 companies working together to build open source trusted systems for Internet of Things (IoT) with blockchain and related technologies, and MachNation, a global independent IoT research and benchmarking firm, is introducing a series of Trusted IoT Challenges worldwide.
The intention of the challenges is to spur innovation by combining blockchain and related technologies and IoT while developing roadmaps, templates, standards and guidelines, explained Zaki Manian, executive director of TIoTA.
The organisations announced four initial global challenge competitions that will take place over the next 18 months, including:
The common questions for each challenge are:
Manian added: “Output from the challenges will help provide best practices and deliverables in the blockchain for IoT space and bring visibility to the proof-of-concept work underway at the Alliance and in the industry.”
“As IoT, blockchain and related technologies continue to grow, having proven ways to benchmark and improve these solutions is critically important”
The winners will gain direct access to the Enterprise members of the Alliance to develop products and services based on the winning designs, including a paid proof-of-concept. MachNation will publish a report describing the winning solution. An overall winner will be awarded in each category, along with best business contribution, best technical contribution, and best usability, depending on the challenge.
“As a firm dedicated to researching and benchmarking IoT platforms and solution, MachNation recognises the value of identifying leading solutions in the market. As IoT, blockchain and related technologies continue to grow, having proven ways to benchmark and improve these solutions is critically important,” said Steve Hilton, president of MachNation.
Smart e-mobility is the first challenge and online registration is available. The deadline to submit design proposals is January 21, 2019. Bosch is co-sponsoring the challenge and providing test equipment and field trial support. Additionally, the company is contributing a Jaguar I-PACE all-electric vehicle for building a seamless tour across Europe.
Given the broad scope of the challenges, start-ups and enterprises are invited to submit solutions addressing the whole or parts of the solution for each area.
TIoTA is collaborating with other consortia and alliance partners to provide the best domain expertise and technical support for each challenge. For its first partnership in this context, TIoTA announced that it is co-hosting the MOBI Grand Challenge.
Sign-up and challenge guidelines are available on the TIoTA website.
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