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Second Gigabit Application Challenge Announced

Proposals Due Wednesday, January 24, 2018 



Richardson, Texas, home of the “Telecom Corridor® Area of Innovation” has announced its second Smart Gigabit Cities Application Challenge in partnership with US Ignite.  This challenge offers software developers two $10,000 awards for apps that utilize gigabit bandwidth and/or low latency solutions that solve community issues. 
The program is open to DFW area entrepreneurs, university researchers, developers, start-ups and early stage companies who can design new applications or adapt existing applications to meet the contest requirements.  An impartial panel of judges from the north Texas technology ecosystem will evaluate proposals and business plans submitted by January 24, 2018  and will announce the winning application concepts on February 28, 2018 on this webpage.  Click on links below for more details about this new challenge:
Richardson is one of 25 communities nationwide participating in US Ignite's Smart Gigabit Communities program.  The city hosted its first gigabit app challenge in February, 2017.  Winning proposals were:
  • "Security on the Poles", a smart parking system created by Narender Ramireddy and Prasad Golla, Ph.D 
  • "The Emotive Virtual Reality Patient System App" developed by Marjorie Zielke, Ph.D

See below for information from February, 2017 challenge

•      February 24, 2017 presentation (slide deck)

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