The Telstra Innovation Challenge is back, this time to bring new, innovative IoT ideas to the Transport and Logistics industry.

Each year, we run the Telstra Innovation Challenge (TIC) to bring out the innovative, inventive and technical potential of the members of the Australian public and universities. This year, we are focusing this collective talent towards Internet of Things (IoT) for the transport and logistics industry.

Participating teams will be given the opportunity to express their creative talent and technical skills by designing and prototyping a real world application utilising Telstra’s CAT-M1 and Narrowband-IoT networks. These IoT networks cover over three million square kilometres of Australia and cater for use cases where devices only need to be sending relatively small amounts of data relatively infrequently.

Together with Linfox as our industry partner, we’re challenging teams to solve some of the most interesting issues facing the transport and logistics industry. Teams can choose what specific areas they focus on, which could range from improving the field staff and operational experience, to developing brand new services for the industry.

Teams participating in the challenge will be provided with a development board, the easy to use Arduino Mkr NB 1500. Compatible with Microsoft Azure and Telstra’s Narrowband IoT Network, this device provides participants with a fantastic platform to prototype and develop new IoT solutions for the industry that keeps Australia moving.

The TIC has two streams of participants: one for university teams and one for the general public. Registrations are now open but will close soon – head 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 1 June 2019 at Telstra Labs in Melbourne and be in the running for a range of great prizes.

We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic submissions.