Foxconn will host an event on campus Monday, Oct. 1, at noon in AMU 227 to celebrate the statewide launch of its Smart Cities – Smart Futures competition. The company has committed up to $1 million over the next three years to support its Smart Cities – Smart Futures initiative, which is aimed at generating new ideas from students, faculty and staff from universities, colleges and technical schools across the state as they work to develop smart, connected communities and systems throughout Wisconsin.
The Marquette community is invited to participate in the competition, which begins Oct. 1. Individuals and teams are encouraged to develop proposals to improve and enhance living and working environments, promote attractive streetscapes, transportation networks and living spaces, and increase sustainability.
The call for initial proposals runs from Oct. 1–31, and up to 100 entries will be chosen to receive a $500 award and move on to the next round of competition, where up to 50 entries will be selected to receive a $1,500 award. In the third round of the competition, up to 16 entries will receive $5,000, which will be announced in spring 2019. Complete timeline and eligibility requirements are available online.
At the Oct. 1 event, representatives from Marquette and Foxconn will provide an overview of the competition for those who are interested in submitting a proposal. All faculty, staff and students are invited, and no registration is necessary. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided.