Keysight Technologies has announced an Innovation Challenge to design and secure an IoT device or network of devices to monitor carbon emissions in corporate and community environments.
Team entries may have up to six members per team including the team leader. The team leader must identify as female and there must be equal or more individuals who identify as female than individuals who identify as male on the team. Keysight uses an inclusive definition of female and welcomes transwomen, genderqueer, and non-binary people. Each entrant or entry team can submit a maximum of 2 entries, but each entry must be a substantially different design idea.
It looks like a team can be comprised of students from different universities. So, it may be a good opportunity for collaboration among IEC sustaining member institutions.
The submission period closes on June 6, 2022. The top five finalists will receive a $2,500 (USD) stipend to build their prototypes and will compete against one another at a virtual, final competition in September 2022. The top three winning teams will receive $30,000, $25,000, and $20,000 (USD) cash prizes, respectively, along with $10,000 (USD) worth of Keysight equipment for their school. All students on the top three winning teams will also receive informational interviews with Keysight for potential internship and job opportunities, depending on grade level.