We’re continuing to see great innovation and breakthroughs in technology thanks to the connectivity offered by the Internet of Things (IoT). As more devices are connected, the benefits are being seen across every industry in Australia.

Each year as part of Telstra’s Innovation Challenge (TIC), we invite future and current leaders in innovation and technology to create brilliant connected solutions for real-life problems. We challenge the innovation community – universities and the general public – to form teams and develop IoT solutions that could improve our lives.

Teams will be able to leverage Telstra’s Cat M1 technology, which includes three million square kilometres of IoT coverage, combined with some of the newer moving devices to create tech solutions focused on the health and wellbeing industry.

Together with Bupa as our industry partner, we’re challenging teams to solve some of the most interesting issues facing the health and wellness industry. Teams can choose what specific areas they focus on, which could range from preventative healthcare devices, to developing on-the-job tech improvements for healthcare workers.

We provide qualifying teams with everything they’ll need to get their ideas up and running, including a development kit designed specifically for Australian innovators and developers.

The TIC has two streams of participants: one for university teams and one for the general public. The university stream has already kicked off, but it’s not too late to register for the public stream by heading over to the Telstra Innovation Challenge website for more details.

The finalists for both streams will pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges on 26 May at Telstra Labs in Melbourne, to be in the running for a range of great prizes.

With thanks to the Telstra Innovation Challenge 2018 sponsors:

  • Gold sponsors: Cisco, Ericsson, Telstra Health, Microsoft
  • Silver sponsors: muru-D, Qualcomm, Tekt Industries, Little Bird Electronics, Intel