Recognizing the value of IoT to industry and the benefits this technology innovation brings to benefit humanity, IEEE provides resources such as standards projects, events and newsletters that are directly related to creating the environment needed for a vibrant IoT network.
In addition, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Young Innovators Competition is partnering with the IEEE IoT Initiative for its latest challenge: Internet of Things for Social Good.
The ITU Young Innovators Competition encourages young innovators between the ages of 18 and 30 to use their fresh thinking and creativity to provide solutions to real-world problems. The Internet of Things for Social Good, the latest challenge of the ITU Young Innovators Competition, is seeking ideas for new businesses and innovations that harvest the potential of the IoT to benefit society and improve the quality of life for people around the world. Innovators between the ages of 18 and 30 are encouraged to submit their ideas to the IoT Challenge before November 3, 2014 (23:59 CET).
Winners will receive an invitation to ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar, December 7-10 to pitch their ideas in front of a high-level audience, as well as attend tailored workshops for innovators, mentoring sessions and networking events. In addition, winners have the chance to receive up to $5,000 in seed funding to turn their idea into a reality.
IoT technologies are on the cusp of impacting daily life; however, for successful, smooth implementation, much more research and work is needed. IEEE is working hard to drive the IoT industry with the IEEE IoT Initiative partnership with the ITU Young Innovators Competition and IEEE-SA’s IoT standards work being great examples.
“The Internet of Things (IoT) represents the dawn of a new age of technology innovation, a movement towards highly integrated networks of sensors and embedded systems in devices incorporated into everything from appliances to clothing,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair, IEEE P2413 working group; and director, special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “Profound, positive changes are very likely to occur from the growing intersection of smart technologies and high-speed communications. It is this interconnection of anyone and anything at anytime with any service on any network that represents the lofty goal of IoT. “
IEEE P2413™ “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things” working group will develop a standard that will provide a robust architectural framework for the IoT to reduce market fragmentation, improve interoperability, and serve as a catalyst for continued IoT growth and advancement. Additionally, the group will address key issues of security, privacy and safety.
To learn more about IEEE P2413 please visit the working group website.