This competition is open to new services/products relating to Connected Home, Smart Cities/Transportation and Mobile Apps. The products or services should have been developed within the last 2 years. This is not a pitch event for investment funds rather it is meant to highlight innovation in IoT. If interested in funding, please apply to pitch at our Venture Conference on April 6. Accepted entrants will present at the NJ Tech Council's Internet of Things Conference on April 26th at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. 

Completed applications (below) will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. Finalists will be notified in early April. For the presentations, finalists can submit no more than 8 slides (in .ppt format). The final description will appear in the event program and may be edited for clarity. Presentations will be restricted to 4 minutes. A total of twelve entrants will be selected to present on April 26th. The competition is open to students and companies.

Questions or inquires should be sent to sent to Paul at pfrank@njtc.org.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Deadline for submission: Wednesday, April 12, 6 pm

Notification of Application Status: Thursday, April 18

Internet of Things Conference: Wednesday, April 26, 2:30 to 7 pm

* 1. Company/School Name

* 2. Short Product or Service Description (15 words or less):

* 3. This application is from a:

* 4. Please provide your contact information

* 5. Website (if none exists, type NA)

* 6. Clarity:
In 100 words or less, describe your product or service and the problem it will solve or the need it will meet for your customer and the industry. Make it brief and to the point. Judges will evaluate your entry based on the clarity of your description.

* 7. Value: In 150 words or less, describe why someone would be compelled to purchase and use your product or service. We suggest that you include:
• Description of state of problem – size or urgency
• Does it provide a whole product solution
• The economic business case
• Estimate total demand for the solution (market size)
• Outline impact and results achieved thus far

* 8. Credibility: In 150 words or less, describe the credibility of your research, company and solution. We suggest that you include:
• Intellectual property
• Team experience
• Key partners: Include education, research institutes or other tech partners that are involved or needed to successfully conduct the research.
• Background of company and size.

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