Telenor is going to hold the Internet of Things (IOT) Awards for the first time in Pakistan. It’s a competition aimed at familiarizing the local community with IoT and promoting the best solutions via the competition.
The company claims that the IOT Awards are all about making the world a better place. Telenor is promoting innovation amongst the youth of Pakistan and probing for futuristic tech solutions. The mobile network’s social media campaign makes it pretty clear that the company is focusing on smart solutions to everyday problems with great focus on these solutions being environment friendly.
Telenor held an IoT Exhibition in April this year featuring innovative products and solutions via IoT enabled devices. The company launched “Connected Device Project” on the day of the exhibition as well. The exhibition showcased solutions to industrial, residential and commercial complications. CEO Telenor, Michael Foley, mentioned that that with the IoT concept, Telenor wants to bring Pakistan on par with the rest of the world in terms of internet and technology. The IOT Awards seem to be a part of the very same objective.
When And Where Will The Awards Be Held?
The IOT Awards will be held on the 18th November 2015 at 10AM. The venue chosen for the event is Expo Centre Karachi.
Registering for IoT Awards 2015:
Participants of the competition are required to submit smart solutions in the any of the following categories:
- Connected Self (Health/ Medical/ Fashion)
- Industrial Application
- Platform & Tools
- Smart City
- Smart Home
- IoT Student Projects
Participants can make submissions even if their solutions don’t fall into any of the above categories by mentioning the category representing their project. Individuals, start-ups or companies planning to take part in the competition need to register themselves by the 12th of November. The registration form is available here.
More details should be available at IOTAwards.pk but at the time of writing, the website seems to be offline.