The Internet of Things will be built on open source software and open standards. At Eclipse we are developing a community of IoT projects that make it easy for developers to build IoT solutions.

The Open IoT Challenge is back for a second edition and it is your chance to demonstrate what you can build for the Internet of Things using open standards and open source technology!

All the participants are sharing their experiences while they are building their project for the challenge. You can follow their journey on the dedicated Tumblr, or directly below!

Key Facts


Timeline

Nov. 23 Application deadline
Dec. 4 Hardware starter kits announced
Feb. 26 Final submission deadline
Mar. 7 Winners announced

Prize pool
$20,000+

Previous edition
60+
entering teams

Technology Involved


We believe the IoT will be based on open standards and open source technology, and with this challenge we want to highlight how those can be used to build great solutions. Developers who participate in the challenge are encouraged to build their solutions using any or all of the following technologies:

IoT open standards
(e.g MQTT, CoAP, or LWM2M)

Other open source projects (eg Apache Kafka, Spark, Camel), including other Eclipse projects

Commercial hardware and services that interact with open-source software and open standards for for IoT


Tell Us How You Build It

A key aspect of this challenge is sharing knowledge with the community and therefore, we want participants to document and discuss their experience when building their IoT solution. So we expect you to blog about things like selection process for your hardware, architecture decisions, etc. Of course, publishing code and videos is also a great way to engage!

  • Applications for the developer challenge are open now and will close November 23, 2015. To apply please complete the form below.
  • Hardware kits – On December 7, 2015, the teams behind the 15 best proposals will be offered $150 to buy hardware online, and access to special sponsors offerings.
  • Submissions of the final solution must be completed by February 26, 2015 (11.59pm PDT). Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 solutions.

The solutions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Innovation of the solution and applicability to the application domain
  • Completeness of solution
  • Use of open standards and open source technology
  • Amount of community discussion from the participants when they built their solution

Contest Rules

  • The challenge is open to any individual aged 18 years or older.
  • The solution submitted by the applicants must be a new solution created for this challenge.
  • More than one individual can participate in creating a solution but any prize will be awarded to the key contact who completed the entry form.

Our Sponsors


Our sponsors are helping make this challenge possible by providing great prizes, and access to special offers. Click on their logos to learn more !

Contest Prizes


The three winners will be awarded with the following prizes, allowing them to continue to innovate and build other IoT projects.
A special prize will be awarded to the solution that will demonstrate the best integration of an IoT system with cloud services.

1st prize

  • $3,000 gift card to be used in an online shop toward electronic supplies and open hardware.
  • $1,000 scholarship to attend a future EclipseCon in 2016
  • 1 Reactive Blocks Professional License (EUR 4,800)
  • 1 MicroEJ license (EUR 4,800) + 1 STM32F7 discovery kit
  • 1 Zolertia RE-Mote (IoT & WSN development hardware platform)

2nd prize

  • $1,000 gift card to be used in an online shop toward electronic supplies and open hardware.
  • 1 Reactive Blocks Professional License (EUR 4,800)
  • 1 MicroEJ license (EUR 4,800) + 1 STM32F7 discovery kit
  • 1 Zolertia RE-Mote (IoT & WSN development hardware platform)

3rd prize

  • $500 gift card to be used in an online shop toward electronic supplies and open hardware.
  • 1 Reactive Blocks Professional License (EUR 4,800)
  • 1 MicroEJ license (EUR 4,800) + 1 STM32F7 discovery kit
  • 1 Zolertia RE-Mote (IoT & WSN development hardware platform)

Best IoT/Cloud solution
Sponsored by Red Hat & Eurotech

  • $2,000 gift card to be used in an online shop toward electronic supplies and open hardware.