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Smart EMMA Contest Launched

In this rapidly changing world, we are using energy everywhere, and all the time. To warm our houses, to charge our devices, to build products for us and others.

AXPO Italia, in collaboration with Fab Connections, challenges makers all over the world to change the way we generate and consume this energy, and to help make the world aware of how and where we are spending it. We will be awarding the best ideas with over 13000 euro’s in machines, ideas that will focus on monitoring or management of energy in households or small businesses.

Participants can enter with an application, product or platform with either a passive approach, for instance energy monitoring applications, or an active approach, like smart energy management tools.

The Smart EMMA contest launched the 19th of January 2015 and will run till the 20th of September 2015. The 20st of June 2015, the 10 finalists will be announced, after which 3 final winners will be chosen. If you want to participate, you can enter projects at the official website any time before beginning of June 2015. You'll be able to change and improve your entry any time, so if you have an idea, sign up now!

We are looking for projects that are Original and Replicable, that are Connected and offer an Integrated solution while being Low maintenance and Mobile friendly. Hey, we never said it would be easy to win!

Click here to register for entering the contest.

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Smart EMMA Hackathon Announced

Today we are also launching the Smart EMMA Hackathon, which will be held on February 14, 2015 in Milan at the WeMake Fab Lab.

During a full day of hacking participants will be able to pitch their project ideas and have a chance to be selected for receiving prizes in equipment worth 1k Euro total.

But there's more. The project ideas selected during the Hackathon will also skip the pre-selection process for the main Smart EMMA contest, and go straight to the second phase.

Click here for more information on the Smart EMMA Hackathon