Our challenges are a result of careful thought and extensive investigation into where Galileo can make a positive impact on IoT solutions. Your technical, business and creative skills will be tested as you generate innovative solutions that adhere to stringent IoT power requirements. Feel free to utilise enabling technologies such as an LPWAN communication layer to support your solution and enhance the performance of Galileo. Don’t forget – these solutions must bring added value to your customers at an enticing price point. Point.IoT works with corporate partners who act as real end-users to validate your solutions and perhaps even become your first client! We can’t wait to support you throughout your Point.IoT journey. To find out more, please review our challenges, criteria and prize opportunities below.
Asset Tracking for Large-Scale Infrastructure
In this challenge, you’ll be asked to design and develop the next generation of asset tracking and management solutions for industries with large-scale infrastructure. Airports, construction sites and power stations are just a few examples of asset-intensive operations that require effective solutions to understand the movements of high-value items both on and off location.
Track and trace in Food & Beverage
The food and beverage (F&B) industry moves billions of containers around the world every year. Some get misplaced, damaged, or stolen resulting in spoiled food and lost revenues. Reusable containers also need to make these journeys multiple times and need improved traceability and high-functioning supply chains. Use your IoT and Galileo expertise to propose a packaging product or add-on that caters for the F&B industry. Consider the different elements your product is exposed to such as temperature, humidity, vibration, and impact – to name a few.
Tracking cold supply chain of vaccines
Vaccines play a crucial role in improving the overall health and standard of living for human populations. Given their sensitivity to hot and cold, vaccines need to be kept within a certain temperature range to remain effective – a particularly important consideration during transit. You are invited to use your IoT and satellite navigation expertise to propose solutions that improve the end-to-end visibility of vaccine conditions during transport and local storage. This should cover land movements from the port of arrival to the most remote areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and be applicable down to the package size of a box of vials.
Prioritising Personal Safety in the Workplace
In this challenge, your task is to design and develop a real-time risk and location monitoring device that can be worn on or around the body to improve personal safety in the workplace. Safety monitoring systems are required to minimise personal risk in industries with large gatherings and hazardous working conditions. When site managers can better understand the movements of their personnel, they can create a safer environment for everyone on site.
Tackle our industry challenges for your chance to win!
All ten teams will pitch but only one will take home the grand prize.
Access to Funding
Evaluators will select five teams to take part in a leading investor roadshow.
Meet our corporate partners and who knows – maybe your first customers!
Access or network of media partners to promote your innovation in Europe.
How we will evaluate your application
Each application will be evaluated against these six criteria.
Does the solution have strong market potential?
Level of innovation
Does the solution demonstrate a high level of innovation?
Is the technology implemented in the solution ready for development?
Sustainability in the project
Is the solution supported by a strong and proven set of skills amongst the team?
Does the solution have a clear commercialisation strategy?
Quality of the proposal
Does the application demonstrate a high level of preparation and consideration for the programe?
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