Rio Innovation Hub launches its second Design Challenge

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Rio Innovation Hub launches its second Design Challenge

March 17, 2016

Cities today are facing many critical challenges, both old and new. Columbia Engineering and Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro  jointly launched a design challenge on February 15th focused around bringing innovative engineering, sensing technologies, Internet-of-Things, and big data analytics to the multi-faceted challenges of smart cities. 

​We invite students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from all schools to participate. The goal of the design challenge is to produce a viable design-concept (could include a rough prototype, if possible) to win continued support toward development of an interdisciplinary technology-driven solution that could potentially be presented in Rio in April 2016. 

Rio de Janeiro, “the Marvelous City,” is a world-class metropolis, well-known for its beautiful beaches, annual Carnival celebration, and its upcoming role as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

Scheduled Activities in Rio de Janeiro and New York:

Kickoff: Monday, March 21, 9am - 1pm / Davis Auditorium
Team forming: Monday, March 21, 2pm - 5pm / Mudd 520
Pitch session: Tuesday, March 22, 12pm - 5pm / Mudd 520 | Pitch Poll | Pitch Template
Check-in: Friday, April 8, 9am - 11:30am / Mudd 520
Presentations (Design Challenge I and II): Wednesday, April 20, 9am - 12pm / Mudd 520

 

Hosted by: 
Columbia University, led by the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Co-sponsored by:
The Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Urban Design
Mailman School of Public Health, Urban Health Initiative
School of International and Public Affairs
Data Science Institute

 

The Innovation Hub is an initiative of Columbia University, led by the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), in partnership with Columbia Global Centers; the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA); the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP); the Mailman School of Public Health; and other University schools. The goal is to engage in a variety of research and develop solutions for urban problems and spur technological growth and research advances in critical areas such as sustainable development, sanitation, data science, smart cities, and precision medicine.