Of 325 submissions, 88 teams from Wisconsin colleges and universities advanced through the first round of the “Smart Cities – Smart Futures” competition sponsored with $1 million from Foxconn Technology Group over the next three years.
The competition is designed to bring to the forefront ideas from students and faculty in Wisconsin that could improve health care, transportation, production and other elements of the state’s economy.
The first round of winners were announced in December at an event at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Each team received $500 to support their ideas and were invited to apply for the second round.
Second round winners, which will be up to 50, will be announced in March. Those teams will get $1,500. Third round winners, up to 16, will each receive $5,000.
Here’s a look at which schools are leading in the competition: