The innovation challenge is a competition open to both teams and individuals to submit an innovative application that can be developed for industrial use, relevant to Industry 4.0.
Entries are judged on the following criteria:
- Innovation and novelty
- Relevance to Industry 4.0
- Market opportunity
- Presentation skills
Industry 4.0 is a term that describes the technological breakthroughs that will power the next industrial revolution. It’s about connectivity, between people, machines and devices, analysing large volumes of data, ‘Big Data’, to boost efficiency and productivity, working with cobots (collaborative robots which work closely with humans), using augmented reality and 3D printing. It’s about making industry smarter, more flexible and more efficient.
Elen reached the final with her HeX earbuds and presented to judging panel of professionals in industry where she came second place and was specially commended by the judging panel.