October 11th: Winners of ‘IoT2Wild Contest 2022’ Have Been Announced Today at Hackster’s Impact Summit!

On October 11th, winners of Seeed’s ‘IoT2Wild Contest 2022’ were announced at Hackster’s Impact Summit online. With the judges’ evaluations and discussions, 31 winners have been selected as final winners for 6 types of Awards – that’s worthy of $18,000+ in prizes. Find out who the winners are!

 

Dear Community,

 

As you know, Seeed’s “IoT Into the Wild Contest for Sustainable Planet 2022” (aka ‘IoT2Wild Contest’) was hosted on Hackster for about 4 months from June through September this year. And as a result of this Contest, we received 122 Project Submissions, awarded 104 free hardware kits, and inspired 561 Participants from 78 Countries in 6 continents.

 

Today, at Hackster’s Impact Summit (October 11th), winners of IoT2Wild Contest have been FINALLY announced on LIVE!!! With the judges’ evaluations and discussions, 31 winners have been selected as final winners for 6 types of Awards – that’s worthy of $18,000+ in prizes!!! In fact, during the Winner Announcement, we also announced a SURPRISE~ award called “Facilitator Award” – that’s given to the people who manifested the spirit of the global open source community through demonstrating an exceptional facilitator role by voluntarily and passionately sharing their technical and non-technical knowledge, skills, and know-hows. The prize for this award consists of swags from Seeed Studio, Helium, Nova Labs, and Zambezi Partners.

 

So, the 15-minute-short winner announcement was moderated by Seeed’s Sustainability and CSR Manager (Ye Seong SHIN) according to the following programs: 

  1. Introduction of IoT2Wild Contest & Seeed Studio
  2. Welcoming remarks by a representative judge: Bastiaan den Braber
  3. 31 winner announcement

 

 

As Bastiaan den Braber, the Founder of Zambezi Partners, rightfully shared in his welcome remarks, we were able to witness the various potential of AI, IoT, and Edge Computing technologies in tackling the most urgent challenges of our time – right out there in the wild!

 

“The objective of this contest was to show us the power of AI, IoT, and Edge Computing for saving the Earth and biodiversity. … We have been truly impressed with the breadth of solutions submitted covering all aspects of planetary threats! … Submissions covered everything from precision farming, insect- and algae based protein production, early detection of wildfires, harmful algae, and severe weather, to monitoring volcanoes/oceans/skies/crops, to acoustic monitoring of protected areas, to tracking endangered wildlife species. You name it, and numerous amazing solutions were submitted.” 

– Bastiaan den Braber, Founder of Zambezi Partners

 

Now, without further due, let’s find out who the winners are!

 

  1. Excellent Sustainable and Scalable Project Award (Project Scale-up Pack) x 1 Winner

 

  1. Innovative and Creative Project Award x 5 Winners

 

  1. Enthusiastic Project Award x 10 Winners

 

  1. Best Helium Award x 1 Winner 

 

  1. Helium Award x 10 Winners

 

  1. Facilitator Award x 4 Winners

(Prize: Swags from Seeed Studio, Helium, Nova Labs, Zambezi Partners)

  • Hendra Kusumah (Contest participant and active facilitator for fellow participants)
  • Fish (Active facilitator at IoT2Wild Discord community)
  • Niki (Active facilitator at IoT2Wild Discord community)
  • Jason (Active facilitator at IoT2Wild Discord community)

 

To conclude, congratulations to all the winners of this IoT2Wild Contest! In the coming weeks, our Seeed team will reach out to all the winners by email to arrange the prizes of each Award.

 

Last but not least, given the time limits at the Impact Summit, we’re planning to organize a follow-up Seeed webinar in October or November this year. There, the winners will be able to share what their projects are about, why and how they developed it, and what’s going to be their future plans on using #AIoT4SDGs. Stay tuned for webinar updates on Seeed’s LinkedIn, Discord, Twitter, Project Hub on Hackster, Facebook, and YouTube. Let’s keep this up – our pace for #SustainableMaking! Here we go again!

 

 

🌈 Kudos to all the Contest judges and supporters for all their efforts and support!

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