We know there are a lot of interesting people with phenomenal solutions out there. We also know that there are challenges among our member companies. To raise the equation Fiber Optic Valley organizes a innovation contest Boost Innovation ™ exclusively for our members , a competition that celebrates four years this year (2016). The competition approach has varied over time , but always had the aim to connect the commercial needs with an innovative solution – what Fiber Optic Valley do best.
The competition aims to increase innovation and interesting figures from last year’s contest is that it reached out to a total of 917,623 people through the web and social media , which was 177.091 unique visitors and 4,690 individual clicks on the competition page.
Boost Innovation 2017 starts at 26 April, keep eyes open!
Winners of Boost Innovation™ 2016
SenseAir AB in Delsbo is the winner of Innovation Boost ™ 2016 and wins 200 000 SEK in pre-study funds. SenseAir recived their best solution from Middlesex University in London called “MohAir”.
The Challenge: Find a fun way to use sensors together with mobile technology to improve the environment!
Take the opportunity to take on a challenge that affects us all! Here lies the trickery of one of our time’s most important tasks: to try to slow down our impact on the climate. To improve the chances to succeed we need more tools for both the public and for decision makers, tools that provides both knowledge and can change our behavior.
Winning solution for this challenge:
Maryna Razakhatskaya student in Creative Technology at Middlesex University London is developing, in a very creative way, a unique accessory for those who want to keep an eye on the environment, while contributing to a sustainable environment.
The jury said: ”A winning contribution, segregation of innovation combines cutting-edge technology, social media and humor to put our greatest societal challenge on the agenda. An innovation that really is for everyone with great potential to become internationally sought ”
Maryna Razakhatskaya 25.000 swedish krona and SenseAir AB 200.000 swedish krona to use in pre-study funds.
About Boost Innovation ™
The aim of the Boost Innovation™ contest is to contribute to regional growth by stimulating transnational cooperation between different operators in Fiber Optic Valley’s business areas in collaborations that might ultimately lead to the development of new innovations.
The competition seeks to define new development areas in Fiber Optic Valley’s business areas – broadband and sensor technology. For example, it could be verifying a project to commercialize a new product or service, developing a prototype or a business model, or defining the market potential of an innovation.