Budapest Climathon: ICT Solutions based on Urban Sensors

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016. 

In Zurich’s the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October CET and finish on the following day. It is organised by Impact Hub Zürich and Stadt Zürich to create new solutions to make the city cleaner and greener. 

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The Challenge

The Internet of Things (IoT) allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across an existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems, resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system and is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a carrier role as it drives other domains to be competitive. The challenge is to identify the ones that are attractive for urban citizens and serve community, smart city goals.

The platform brings together a strong core of public, private and academic partners with the combined expertise to develop outcomes that can be exploited on a global scale Using street-lighting control systems to provide connectivity for ‘smart city’ applications is a cost-effective way to deploy the required network infrastructure. The number of smart devices and sensors is increasing, end-users and industries are using more and more applications. Smart devices are continuously connected to the Internet and usually equipped with smart sensors, which allows data to be collected, aggregated, exchanged and uploaded to the cloud-based backend. The great number of the required applications and services favours capable teams on the field.

Pitching to expert judges

The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.

Partners

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

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