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Date: 03-04-16

IOT design competition 2016 announced by Analog Devices India

Analog Devices announced the start of its electronics engineering design competition "Anveshan 2016" with focus on the hot Internet of Things (IoT) field. This year's design competition covers both engineering student community and also IoT startups, makers, hobbyists and entrepreneurs. But the student and professional teams will be assessed and appraised separately. The design engineers are asked to create and experiment with innovative IoT applications, develop sensor-to-cloud prototypes, experiment and innovate with key technologies such as energy harvesting and IoT connectivity, develop breakthrough concepts and algorithms for IoT use cases, and experiment with IoT platforms with analytics running on the edge, fog or cloud. The participating engineers need to design and architect a complete innovative IoT product, core technology, algorithm or an IoT service in a low-risk setting with funding and guidance provided by Analog Devices. Analog Devices India said it will fund projects with a maximum amount of INR1,00,000 assigned to finalist teams for up to nine months. Engineering students are also suggested to use this competition as part of their B.E./B.Tech final year project, and must have an assigned faculty advisor along with a mentor from Analog Devices. "Unlike a Hackathon or Makeathon, which are short-term proof of concept prototypes to learn, Anveshan is run differently as participating teams are encouraged to go much deeper and develop an idea through a focused effort and test and refine the concept for a much longer timeframe of up to nine months." quoted in the release from Analog Devices. “IoT combines the convergence of multi-disciplinary facets of engineering such as hardware, IT, big data analytics, as well as cloud and connectivity for new business models and problem solving,” said Somshubhro (Som) Pal Choudhury, managing director, Analog Devices India. “With an already healthy IoT engineering ecosystem in India and the emergence of the maker community, Anveshan provides a platform to ideate, create, test, and experiment with IoT solutions. We hope to see exciting, pertinent and well thought out ideas emerge from Anveshan that have an impact on India’s big goals of Digital India, smart cities, healthcare, agriculture productivity and smart factories for Make in India.”

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