2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge

Update: 2022 Challenge Results Announced

CDAIT is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge.

Final rankings and project synopses are available on our 2022 Challenge Results Page.

We would like to thank this years participants for their amazing work and look forward to holding new student challenges in the future.

2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge

Sponsored by

CDAIT | School of Public Policy | GT VentureLab

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), and cosponsors School of Public Policy, and the GT VentureLab, are pleased to announce the 2022 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge call for project proposals. The Challenge is a CDAIT initiative to advance the development of innovation, applications, policy, and activities, broadly, in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications. CDAIT seeks to stimulate projects involving rapid response innovative/exploratory research, hardware/software projects, policy and applications, and efforts to advance ideas into prototyping and early commercialization phases.

This year, we are interested in projects that focus on: 1) healthcare/biomedical, assistive/inclusive, enhanced living domains (e.g. IoMT), 2) industrial and manufacturing processes (e.g. IIoT), and 3) organizational/digital transformation (public and business). We also look for projects that build collaborative teams across disciplines and should include student participants across departmental and college boundaries. We especially seek proposals from the social sciences, humanities, and multidisciplinary teams, and proposals that address themes of broader social impacts, inclusion, and policy effects of IoT. We plan to provide up to $3,000 in research support (materials and supplies) to as many as six (6) Challenge teams. We also will provide each team’s faculty sponsor with up to $2,000 in M&S funds to support their efforts. Challenge winners – the top three project teams – will receive scholarship awards totaling $12,000, be divided among team members as payments through the financial aid office.

For project ideas, please see the winning teams from the 2021 Challenge.

CDAIT is interested in proposals addressing (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Healthcare/Healthtech and IoT
  • Connected medical device/applications and use cases
  • Policy and IoT: social benefits, social challenges
  • IoT, sensors, and the environment
  • Industrial/manufacturing and productivity applications
  • Inclusive IoT: Aging, People with Disabilities, and minority populations
  • IoT CyberSecurity platforms and devices: technology, policy, processes
  • IoT and Data: collecting and managing real-world data
  • Smart Cities/Connected Communities/Transportation systems
  • AI, IoT, and Ethical Design
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality in training/manufacturing/business settings
  • #IoT and Connectivity – 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, LPWAN, etc.

Rules and Eligibility

Applicant teams should be composed of up to 3 Georgia Tech students. Project teams should designate a Georgia Tech instructional or research faculty mentor for the proposed research project. The proposed projects, papers, apps, or devices should be completed by May 1, 2022. Teams will present their work at a CDAIT industry event in early summer.

How to Apply

Project teams submit a proposal, on or before December 31st 2021 through the Online Application Site [ https://gatech.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1855601 ]

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The two major components of the competition application are the research project proposal and the letter of support from the team's faculty mentor.

The Project Proposal should include:

  • Project Title
  • An overview of proposed project (abstract)
  • Objectives and goals for the project, to include a brief (3-5 sentence) proposed social/economic impact statement
  • Supporting literature/references and background information
  • Research, Design Approaches, Methods and techniques to be employed, software to be used or developed, and types of media or resources to be used
  • A list of team members and proposed roles, and contact for the team leader, including the faculty sponsor/mentor
  • A proposed budget for the research project for materials and supplies. This could include parts, software, fees for access to needed research/databases, etc.
  • Proposals should not exceed two pages in length at 10-point font (excluding references).

Letter of Support

Each applying team is required to provide a Faculty Mentor support letter. Letters must be received by the application deadline, as applications are considered incomplete until a letter is received.

Support letter requests are initiated via the online application system. Upon submitting your application of clicking "Send Letter Request" on a saved draft application, your Mentor will receive an email containing a unique link to a web page where letters may be uploaded. To give your Mentor ample time to upload the letter, it is suggested that you initiate your draft application and send your letter request through the system as early as possible.

For more information and to apply go to the Online Application Site [ https://gatech.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1855601 ]

All questions should be directed to Dr. Paul M.A. Baker (paul.baker@gatech.edu).