Bringing Together Leading IoT Developers and Cities, Itron’s First in Series of Smart City Challenges Seeks Solutions to Real World Problems
Nov. 12, 2018 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is calling for hardware and software vendors to submit their products and solutions to the inaugural Itron Smart City Challenge. IoT solution providers will compete for the chance to work with leading smart cities, including Glasgow and the City of London, to deploy breakthrough solutions. Applications are due by Jan. 4, 2019.
Participants are invited to develop solutions to address challenges defined by the participating cities.
Utilizing Itron’s standards-based developer tools, technology providers are invited to integrate their solutions with Itron’s IoT platform to tackle any of these key business and societal challenges. Qualified participants will receive free hardware development kits and engineering support to accelerate the development of Wi-SUN-based solutions. By taking advantage of the Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) technical specification, successful solutions will be interoperable with a global footprint of more than 89 million devices worldwide, providing increased commercial opportunity for participants. The winners of each challenge will get a chance to collaborate with leading cities to refine their solutions and will be featured in a marketing campaign to Itron’s global customer base of cities and utilities.
The application period is now open and will close on Jan. 4, 2019. To learn more about the challenges, sign up for more information and submit your application, visit https://itron.com/smart-city-challenge.
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