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Africa Internet of Things & Artificial Intelligence Challenge

A continent-wide program for senior university students and startups that have innovative ideas in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and related fields.

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Automotive

Automotive

The automobile industry is heading towards creating futuristic vehicles that can connect and interact with both the environment and the drivers. From Autonomous Vehicles to Connected Cars and Fleet Management, IoT and AI open new horizons for carmakers and innovators all over the world. Africa IoT & AI Challenge gives you the opportunity to become a part of the revolutionary movement towards having smarter cars.

Energy

Energy

IoT can be employed for improving energy efficiency by connecting the different elements of energy supply, transmission, distribution, and demand. Futuristic approaches such as smart power grids, network management, preventive maintenance, and many more can help reduce energy consumption. By participating in the challenge, you will be taking place in enabling IoT in the integration of renewable energy and optimization of power use to better enhance sustainable energy transitions and mitigate climate change.

Healthcare

Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a light on the necessity of updating the health care systems all over the world. IoT has revolutionary impacts on improving medical care by creating new ways of interaction between patients, doctors, and devices. From wearable devices, monitoring systems that keep physicians up-to-date, and infection-prevention systems. IoT will redefine healthcare and help improve treatment, reduce the cost of medical services, and predict illness behavior.

Education

Education

Integrating IoT in schools will lead to a collaborative educational experience for both students and teachers. Innovative IoT and IA solutions will enhance the efficiency of school management by providing more effective decision-making systems. E-learning is entering a new era and with the help of IoT, it can be more interactive and engaging by giving student progress monitoring, tailoring the curriculum to suit the skills of each learner, and having subjective grading criteria. Africa IoT & AI Challenge encourages you to share your innovative ideas towards tackling educational problems.

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

The world is heading towards a fourth industrial revolution, IoT and AI are core driving forces in that movement. By connecting sensors and devices through IoT, the flow of industrial activities can be much improved. Advanced algorithms and AI solutions will help manufacturers analyze raw data and make effective decisions. Your role at challenge will be to develop solutions to increase the efficiency, sustainability, safety, and security of smart factories.

Retail & ECommerce

Retail & ECommerce

With the growing competition that retailers face every day, using IoT is becoming increasingly beneficial. To gain an edge in the market, IoT and IA help retail stores enrich the customer experience, optimize inventory, and automate shipping processes. From storage, marketing, shopping, and delivery, IoT is involved in making each part of the store/customer relationship more efficient. Africa IoT & AI Challenge will nurture your solutions every step of the way to increase supply chain effectiveness.

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings

IoT-enabled smart buildings are today’s choice for inventive facility owners, operators, and managers. IoT automating infrastructure such as security, lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is proven to become the most cost-effective solution for real estate projects. If you have solutions that improve building energy efficiency and sustainability, reduce maintenance cost by predictive technologies, optimize space utilization, or enhance the security, safety, and comfort of residents do not hesitate to join us.

Smart Homes

Smart Homes

A comfortable, secure, and energy-efficient home is a dream come true thanks to the IoT. From the automation of every household task by the click of an icon or the sound of your voice to monitoring the smallest details in a home and optimizing energy consumption and reducing the environmental impacts of the house. Smart homes have many possibilities yet to be explored and Africa IoT & AI Challenge gives you a chance to contribute to that pioneering technology.

Smart Agriculture

Smart Agriculture

The IoT agricultural applications are making it possible for ranchers and farmers to collect meaningful data. This is helping bridge the gap between production and quality and quantity yields. Through applications like monitoring climate conditions, irrigation control, quality control as well as smart greenhouses and livestock monitoring, IoT and IA will help farmers meet the demand of the increasing population. Agriculture in Africa faces many issues and the challenge promotes you to find tailored IoT & AI solutions to facilitate farming and production.

Smart Transportation

Smart Transportation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fundamentally transforming the transportation industry. Next-generation intelligent transportation systems will optimize the movement of people and goods, improving economics, public safety, and the environment. From fleet telematics and self-driving vehicles, smart train control systems, security and surveillance solutions, IoT and IA are saving lives and reducing the environmental impacts of vehicles. Register now if you have ideas that work towards refining the transportation industry.

FinTech

FinTech

IoT has given the fintech industry an interesting boost, especially in achieving high-grade risk management, improved customer service, and enhanced security. IoT and AI solutions like Wallet of Things, indoor customer navigation, on-site line management, and making wireless settlements have improved banking and increased business efficiency through automation. Africa IoT & AI Challenge will foster your innovations in finance technology for smarter customer service, smooth interactions between finance devices, smart ecosystems in banks, and much more.

Other

Other

Africa IoT & AI Challenge welcome all innovative ideas that aim to use IoT and AI towards enhancing our lives and making data-driven decisions and application. The applications of IoT and AI have more than meets the eye, whether you can participate in one of the previous categories or you have unique groundbreaking solutions in other fields and applications, your contribution is more than welcome.

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Tracks

Tracks

The main goal of Africa IoT & AI Challenge is to create a great pool of talents and technical skills to leverage Africa’s digital economic growth; that’s why we are trying to engage the whole African innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the program. Participation in any of the tracks is free of charge

Graduation Projects

This track is targeting senior university students of related schools who are willing to complete a graduation project in one of the IoT and AI fields in general. This track starts by a roadshow and info sessions to the senior students to bring to their attention the pool of opportunities they can pursue with their graduation projects and ideas. The target is to spread the IoT & AI knowledge, and students to gain more “technical” skills, and to learn about the technology market. Participants will have access to technology and innovation resources and will have the opportunity for financial support/sponsorship for their projects as well.

Startups

This track is a pre-incubation program targeting tech startups that are already working, or willing to work in smart future and smart cities applications. During the program, participants go through intensive technical, business & innovation trainings and will be offered the needed resources to help them develop working prototypes and business models for their products/services. One of the top benefits participants get is networking with top-notch investors from across Africa

Benefits

Benefits

Technical Mentorship

Our experienced coaches and supervisors will be with you every step of the way, providing you with the guidance and free mentorship you need to see your ideas come to life.
From embedded software development, data management, and analytics to user application development, Africa IoT & AI Challenge offers advanced mentorship that will sculpt your ideas into tangible projects and applications.

Investment Opportunity - for selected startups

For selected startups, Africa IoT & AI Challenge offers the investment boost you need to grow your AIoT business. Innovative and applicable solutions will receive the required financial support to be able to compete and gain revenue in the expanding market of IoT and AI.

Top-notch Companies Networking

Africa IoT & AI Challenge being supported by leading organizations in futuristic technologies will give you a one-in-lifetime opportunity to meet and engage with leaders at top-notch companies like Google, Intel, Here, Amazon, and more. By demonstrating your skills in the challenge, you will have the edge for any future employment opportunities in the tech industry.

Advanced Educational Technical Content

Participation in Africa IoT & AI Challenge will unlock sophisticated educational and technical content from industry experts and leaders. You will receive the practical and relevant knowledge you need to further develop your projects and solutions. During the period of the challenge, you will gain access to intensified technical content that will leave you enlightened and inspired.

Access to International Conferences

Our partners at Africa IoT & AI Challenge are the leading tech organization all over Africa and the world. Your enrollment in the challenge is a free ticket to many leading conferences organized by our partners such as IEEE Global Conference on Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence ( IEEE GCAIoT).

Access to Local Digital Fabrication Labs

Your role is to have an innovative idea in AI and IoT and we will help you implement your projects by giving you access to advanced local fabrication labs in your region. The limitless possibilities found in these labs will give you the logistics you need to develop prototypes and industrial implementation.

Access to AIoT Africa Community

Join a growing community of industry pioneers, academics, government representatives, and previous participants and winners of local challenges. Africa IoT & AI Challenge is a great networking opportunity that will help you engage and communicate with like-minded innovators and take a place in the AIoT community.

Networking with Academia, Industry Leaders & Governments Representatives

Africa IoT & AI Challenge allows you to have a great network from the participating universities, startups, academics, government representatives. A network of institutions and academic leaders from around the world as well as executives and companies that support the AIoT Field and its innovators.

Participation is for Free

Our vision at Africa IoT & AI Challenge is to break the barriers between people and technology. Our goal is to facilitate your entrance into the AI and IoT industry, so you will not be charged for participation. All you have to do is come up with helpful solutions and be committed to the challenge.

Winners Receive Exposure through Intensive PR and Media Coverage

Let the world know who you are and take a confident step into the world of AI and IoT. Winners of the Africa IoT & AI Challenge will receive exposure through intensive PR and media coverage through various platforms and media channels all over Africa.

Soft-Landing Programs

ers of Africa IoT & AI Challenge are offered a great opportunity to join funded soft landing programs in different countries and markets, to carry out international commercialization and export market development activities through funding support, as well as startup incubator resources in addition to being on the competitive edge of the AIoT Revolution.

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