2023 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge

Paul M.A. Baker, Jeff Evans, Adina Martinez

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), and cosponsors School of Public Policy, and the GT VentureLab, are pleased to announce the 2023 Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge call for project proposals.


The Challenge is a CDAIT initiative to advance the development of innovation, applications, policy, and activities, broadly, in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications, computing at the edge, and cloud technologies. CDAIT seeks to stimulate projects involving rapid response innovative/exploratory research, hardware/software projects, policy and applications, and efforts to advance ideas into prototyping and early commercialization phases.


This year, we are interested in projects that focus on: 1) #IoT and Connectivity 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, LPWAN, etc., 2) healthcare/biomedical, wellness and community engagement uses, and 3) industrial and manufacturing processes (e.g. IIoT). We especially seek proposals from the social sciences, humanities, and multidisciplinary teams, and proposals that address themes of broader social impacts, inclusion, and policy effects of IoT.


We are planning to have three prize categories this year:


The Verizon Connectivity prize focused on connectivity and edge applications

Policy/civic Engagement prize for projects with social, civic/public sector or community impact

IoT Innovation prize, for innovative technologies and applications


Note: We will provide up to $3,500 in research support (materials and supplies) to as many as five (5) Challenge teams. We also will provide each team's faculty sponsor with up to $2,000 in M&S funds to support their efforts. Challenge winners "three project teams" will receive scholarship awards totaling $12,000, be divided among team members as payments through the financial aid office.

Paul M.A. Baker

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT)  fosters the development of interdisciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) research and education that bridges industry partners with Georgia Tech researchers and faculty as well as other collaborators who share similar interests.

CDAIT is a global, nonprofit, partner-funded center of excellence in IoT that stimulates creativity, productivity gains and revenue generation while addressing critical societal issues such as inclusivity, privacy, trust, ethics, regulation and policy.