Sigfox, an Internet of Things (IoT) service provider, has launched the second French edition of its Hacking House in Paris, the company said.
For six months, participants from seven different countries will bring IoT-based projects to life addressing issues as diverse as car theft prevention and bird protection.
The participants will be divided into four teams to develop their project at Sigfox in Paris from 10 February to 7 August 2020. This new 180-day format, instead of 90 days for the first Hacking House, will provide the time to create a functional prototype that will be tested in real conditions in the field. Throughout this period, participants will not only be supported by Sigfox experts, but will also benefit, thanks to external specialists, from an apprenticeship in entrepreneurial skills, so that they have the basis to launch their product or startup.
At the end of the six months working on the various projects, which will include several phases of exchanges with partners, conceptual thinking, prototyping and testing, the teams will present their work to a panel made up of investors, clients and experts. They will evaluate the projects taking into account production issues and the existence of similar products on the market.
Sigfox is the initiator of the 0G network and the world´s IoT (Internet of Things) service provider. Its global network allows billions of devices to connect to the Internet, in a straightforward way, while consuming as little energy as possible. Sigfox´s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption and global scalability.