Mobility, energy and environment top areas of interest Foxconn Technology Group announced 30 winners in the second round of its Smart Cities, Smart Futures competition on Wednesday. The University of Wisconsin-Madison led all schools with seven winning entries. The Medical College of Wisconsin was second with six winners, followed by UW-Milwaukee with five and UW-Platteville

A Carroll University team is one of 30 advancing to the third and final round of the Smart Cities / Smart Futures competition sponsored by Foxconn Technology Group. The competition began in October 2018 with 325 entries. Moving on to round three are students Amanda Ferr and Donald Novak, and Tate Wilson, PhD, senior lecturer, physics,

Foxconn Technology Group announced winners of the second round of the Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition at the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant Wednesday. According to a news release, during the ceremony Foxconn recognized 30 “outstanding” ideas submitted by students, faculty and staff representing Carroll University, Concordia University, Gateway Technical College, the Medical College of

Four UWM entries, including three from the College of Engineering & Applied Science, are among the 30 projects that have advanced to the third and final round of the “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition, sponsored by Foxconn. The Round 2 winners receive $1,500 awards and have a chance to earn $5,000 more if they are chosen in

A Concordia University Wisconsin team has advanced to the final round of Foxconn’s statewide Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition. CUW nursing staff member Mary Dittmar, Undergraduate Nursing Program Chair Dawn Kuerschner, and sophomore computer science students Austin Winkler and Blaine Andrada are among the Wisconsin winners to advance to the third round of the competition. The

Experts discuss how the “smart city” movement could change cities in Wisconsin. When it comes to defining a so-called smart city, there isn’t a cut-and-dried definition, local experts say, but there are some characteristics that play into the equation. The overarching concept was the focal point of a Wisconsin Technology Council talk Thursday about the possibilities on

Smart parking is innovative, but what it enables is even more innovative Parking and traffic congestion are constant sources of frustration for drivers, merchants, employers and public officials in cities worldwide. For this reason, smart parking services are top of mind with public officials, parking agencies, IT and innovation executives. Many smart city projects incorporate

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Md. Riaz Uddin Ahmed (Natural and Applied Sciences) has been selected as a round two winner for the Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition sponsored by Foxconn. Ahmed will now move on to the third and final round of the competition. Evaluation of round three will occur in the month of April, with winners being

This will be the official announcement of 30 Round Two winners, who will receive $1,500-dollar awards and advance to Round Three of the competition. Round Three competition details will also be officially announced at this event. If you have any questions, please contact info@wismartcities-smartfutures.com.

Smart Cities – Smart Futures Wisconsin received recognition from the European-based University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN). UIIN is the largest global association of industry/university economic development academics and professionals. Each year, UIIN hosts a series of global competitions in various categories. The Smart Cities, Smart Futures initiative has been singled out for two honors: First, this past fall, it was recognized as

Data is being created at a quicker pace than ever before, and it is imperative that governments do everything they can to keep up and be efficient. We’ve been talking about data growth for the past two decades, but data is accelerating like never before. In fact, 90% of the world’s data was created in the

Universities are experimenting with AI and big data to improve how students live and learn on campus Think of a university campus: it has its own roads, shops, residential areas, banks and transport links. It may be visited by tens of thousands of people each day. It is, in effect, a tiny city. Across the

Dive Brief: Security think tank EastWest Institute released a guide, Smart and Safe: Risk Reduction in Tomorrow’s Cities, to help municipal leaders make a secure and safe smart city by managing technology effectively. The guide lists potential challenges and offers recommended actions in four areas: cybersecurity; cyber resilience; privacy and data protection; and collaboration and coordination

Smart Cities Market by Functional Area Smart cities use different information and communication technologies to fuel sustainable economic growth. They are focused to provide enhanced urban services to reduce overall resource costs and energy consumption. The factor that drives the global smart cities market includes continuous growth in urbanization resulting in increasing demand for smart technology for

Tech firm’s influence expected to elevate state’s innovation status. Foxconn also established an agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Chung Yuan Christian University to create an international co-op program that will allow UWM engineering students to study at the university and work at a Foxconn facility in Taiwan before returning to UWM to complete

Foxconn Technology Group was recognized Thursday by the National Association of Minority Contractors for its work with minority businesses, but work is far from over to ensure minorities are involved in the project. Since the beginning of the Wisconn Valley development in Mount Pleasant, one of the loudest criticisms of the project is it did

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

Reviewing the benefits of a smart city, and its impact on the economy. When the devices start becoming smarter, it inevitably leads to a smarter ecosystem of devices. The extension of such a development forms something that is called a smart city – A whole city that uses electronics to keep the area running at

Smart cities are hubs that route IoT-produced data through public-private partnerships to solve real problems. From cutting down energy use to improving traffic conditions, building smarter cities can improve the long-term health and the lives of urban residents worldwide. The world is quickly becoming urbanized. According to the United Nations, 68 percent of the global population

Mixed Reality, AI and cognitive services offer the potential to transform industry. For example, with Hololens from Microsoft, companies can approach curriculum from a new point of view, with workers investigating, walking around and delving inside their subjects. And AI can provide a guided work process in that virtualized experience. Learn more as Dave Vasko,

Check out this amazing video concept by Kristina Fields, professor, UW-Platteville Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

The term “smart city” elicits a wild vision of the world of tomorrow: flying cars, floating homes, transportation tunnels, and pretty much anything else you remember from The Jetsons or Futurama. However, the reality of smart cities is hardly the sci-fi innovation it sounds like. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need them more than ever. Between increasing

Foxconn sponsored competition encourages technological innovation, collaboration Foxconn Technology Group announced the first round winners of their “Smart Cities, Smart Futures” competition, which encourages innovation and collaboration between Wisconsin institutions, Dec. 14. The competition consists of three rounds, the first of which included a $500 cash reward to go toward improving the winning teams’ projects.

What is it that allows some cities to escape the “boom and bust” town narrative to become livable, workable, and sustainable? And can these models be replicated in other small, struggling towns? The death of the American manufacturing sector made ghost towns out of cities across America. In these challenging times, some cities were successful

Recently, the Medical College of Wisconsin learned that a number of its faculty, staff and students are leading the way in a statewide innovation competition, Smart Cities – Smart Futures, sponsored by Foxconn Technology Group. Foxconn’s goal for this grant competition is to invest in a broad spectrum of new ideas generated by college and university

Congratulations Blue Line Battery! As a representative for Blue Line Battery, Kristen Holtan is one of the 88 Round One winners of Foxconn’s Smart Cities – Smart Futures competition. As Kristen explains, “Excelling in this competition has aided in Blue Line’s growth because it has been a great way to get involved with Foxconn, and

When Foxconn Technology Group announced the 88 first round winners of its “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competition on Dec. 14, 14 of them were UW–Madison students. The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin, and was open to students, faculty, and staff at all University of Wisconsin campuses,

Seven people from UWM were among the 88 winners in the first round of the Foxconn “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition, which attracted 325 entries from higher education institutions across Wisconsin. The competition encourages students and faculty in all areas of interest, from liberal arts to math and engineering, to develop innovative ideas that work towards connected

  “Everyone who took part has distinguished themselves and demonstrated they share a commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities.” Alan Yeung, Foxconn’s director of U.S. strategic initiatives Congratulations to the 88 winners from 325 Round 1 submissions to the Smart Cities – Smart Futures Competition! Thank you to the following media who provided

“Smart Cities—Smart Futures” Competition Draws Hundreds of Submissions, Supports Wisconsin Innovation Wisconsin higher education community submits ideas aiming to help shape and change the future of health care, transportation, housing, and education Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced that it received 325 submissions from higher education students, faculty and staff from throughout Wisconsin

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