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R50k up for grabs to boost your IoT project

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SOUTH African Internet of Things (IoT) specialists Trinity IoT has announced a R50,000 prize for the most innovative IoT project idea.

“This competition is designed to highlight the potential that exists for IoT in South Africa and one we are proud to be spearheading,” said Ross Hickey, Founder and CEO of Trinity IoT.

“IoT has become one of the most significant technology enablers in today’s connected world. By linking devices to data and enterprise systems, organisations can realise competitive advantage much sooner than before.”

Forming part of Trinity Funding, the initiative will help a start-up get its project off the ground, by contributing to their initial deployment costs to the value of R50,000. The prize money can be put towards any Trinity IoT product and service that include IoT devices and sensors, SIMs, data, consulting services, and access to the Trinity IoT remote management platform.

There are several criteria which the project must comply with to be considered for the funding. For instance, the idea must scale to 500 devices within six to 12 months of being rolled out. The business case also needs to have cellular connectivity for networked devices.

From a revenue perspective, the project must either generate R50,000 per month from the total device fleet or generate R100 per device from services or subscriptions. And given the focus on realising the full potential of IoT, the project must also illustrate its real-time access and management of data.

“The start-up with the winning project should also consider showing the need for a mobile app or business Web portal that integrates data into other areas of the business,” Hickey said.

“After all, IoT centres on unlocking the potential of data in a connected ecosystem. By showing us just how it plans on doing so to deliver demonstratable returns with an integrated approach, a project will stand a good chance of winning.”

Other considerations including highlighting the ideal end customer, providing a detailed business model or plan, showing the project rollout targets and timelines, as well as demonstrating the team capacity and capabilities.

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