M-Sec Project Online Contest
Business ideas for smarter, sustainable, and more secure cities
// The M-Sec Project //
The M-Sec Project is an EU-Japan collaborative project that is developing a multi-layer secure IoT framework to ensure hyper-connected smart cities and empower IoT stakeholders with an innovative platform which leverages blockchain, BigData, Cloud and IoT security, upon which they can build innovative smart city applications.
// The Online Contest //
The M-Sec online contest intends to be a space in which developers, entrepreneurs, startups, data scientists, University students, research community and persons interested in making their city a better place can gather in teams of, at least, 3 members, to develop, in a collaborative and interdisciplinary way, a business idea (concept phase) that addresses a city challenge and considers the M-Sec framework as a security and privacy element of that business case.
Business ideas must be based on the development of an original software (web/mobile app) and/or hardware (sensors, cameras) solution that solves one of the city challenges.
The online contest has been designed to offer contestants support in the form of technical assistance regarding the M-Sec framework, business mentoring and visibility. Through 5 days individual online sessions and workshops, contestants will receive support in the design and development of their new and early-stage business ideas, helping them better prepare to pitch the idea before an international panel of experts.
// The Prizes //
3 winners per city challenge will be awarded with:
- Online or face-to-face meeting with representatives of the city challenges
- 5 online sessions of personalised technical assistance and business mentoring
- Visibility of the business idea and of the team through M-Sec channels
// Important dates //
- Apply to the M-Sec online contest by 26 August 5pm CET/Brussels Time
- Participate between 6-10 September (morning-EU; afternoon-Japan)
The M-Sec project is jointly funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (contract No 814917) and by the Commissioned Research of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), JAPAN (contract No. 19501) more