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We are looking for solutions that will make our city a better place! Solutions related to smart transportation, smart governance, smart agriculture, smart healthcare, smart education, smart retail, smart tourism etc. are all welcome.

Exclusive resources for short-listers to advance product/ solution development

Between July – September 2020, short-listers will have access to

  1. Leverage sponsor resources for product/ solution development
  2. Join mentors from industry to role-play private board of directors and to fine-tune business plan
  3. Enjoy networking opportunities and more

Extra Bonus

After our interviews with top-notch ICT companies in Taiwan, we found that there are particular interests in the following topics where entries relevant to the following may win special prizes provided by individual sponsor(s)

  1. Mobile digital solutions for consumers’ everyday life provided by diverse services AR (augmented reality) or VR (virtual reality) content.
  2. Using 5G technology, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence or Internet of Things related innovative solutions, such as Smart Manufacturing, Smart Retail, SME Solutions etc. to develop solutions for upstream and downstream integration and business cooperation.
  3. Smart wearable applications/ devices
  4. Application of drones in transportations and communications inspection (for example: roads and bridges)

Language of use: English

Eligibility

  • Participant(s) can join Mobileheroes 2020 as an individual or company/ team (up to 5 people), but only one entry can be submitted
  • It needs to be at least a working prototype to be considered

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Important timeline

  • Now - 12:00, 12th June 2020: Online Registration
  • Late June 2020: Short-list announcement
  • Early July 2020: Exclusive online meeting for short-listers to meet the judging panel for feedback and discussion on selected entries
  • July - October 2020: Exclusive resources for short-listers to advance product/ solution development
  • November 2020: Final demo/ judging day where winners will be announced

Registration document submission specifications (Mandatory)

Proposal

  1. 5 page PDF (A4 size, front and end covers, and outline page not included)
  2. Please put your registration number (you will receive one after you sign up on our website) as your file name when you upload (ex. C200001.pdf)
  3. Make sure to explain your product/solutions’ innovativeness, technology readiness, business potential and plans for sustainable development in your proposal

Video presentation

  1. Within 3 minutes, please provide the link after you upload to any digital video platform (YouTube, vimeo...etc.)
  2. 1080p resolution is recommended for better viewing quality
  3. Make sure to have a clear audio
  4. Only playing your powerpoint presentation as a video is not recommended

Criteria for short-list selection

  1. Innovativeness
    Does this product/ solution solve or improve an existing problem?
    Are there similar products/ solutions available in the market?
  2. Technology readiness
    Is the proposal currently achievable?
    Does the team have the relevant technology expertise and knowledge to develop this product/ solution?
  3. Business Potential
    Does this product/ solution have enough market relevance and business potential for future growth?
  4. Sustainable development
    Could this product/ solution enable sustainable development in smart cities?

Awards

  • Short-listers will gain access to sponsor resources, workshops, mentorship and more to facilitate development of their product/ solution for the final demo/ judging day in November 2020
  • Judging panel will select winners of the Golden Medal Award (USD 30,000 in prize money) and Merit Award (USD 15,000 in prize money)
  • The judging panel reserves the right to make the final decision on number of short-listers and awards given

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