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Smart Streets Hackathon Winners 2014

Below is a list of prize winners from the 2014 Hack Smart event on March 6th/ 7th. The results achieved by the participants in just 24 hours, was outstanding and we will be featuring each team in a blog post in the next few weeks. A massive congratulations goes out to all entries.

1.      Best Solution to an industry challenge set on the day.  1st  Prize - £1,000

Winner: ISL B36 - Presented by Gareth Ramsdale from Balfour Beatty 

2.      Best Data Visualisation. 1st  Prize - £1,000

Winner: B38, Presented by Andrew Leeming  from Lancashire County Council 

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 The world faces major challenges – from climate change, to resource use, to changing age demographics – which are creating global market opportunities for entirely new solutions.

The countries most likely to benefit from these opportunities will be those which can innovate most rapidly. Innovation contributes to higher productivity and economic growth, and is core to our competitiveness.  

Internet of Things

 The term Internet of Things was first proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999, He commented that ‘ If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so’

Smart Streets

The Smart Streets project aims to develop an open data hub for road maintenance that will facilitate new innovation across the industry leading to cost reductions and new revenue opportunities. The Smart Streets Hub will act as a common repository for a wide variety of highways related data ranging from asset status through to maintenance schedules and meteorological data.

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