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MTConnect Challenge



Create ideas or applications using MTConnect – win cash prizes!

Are you a dreamer, or a doer? The MTConnect Challenge has something for both. The ultimate goal of the challenge is to engage and stimulate development of a broader base of advanced manufacturing intelligence applications that utilize the MTConnect standard. The challenge offers a total of $250,000 in cash prizes — you could win $100,000!

The framework: The MTConnect Challenge seeks ideas and applications that enable a more efficient and competitive domestic manufacturing infrastructure for the defense industry. Additionally, these ideas and applications should create valuable low-cost tools and applications that can easily be adopted by discrete part manufacturers to enhance their capabilities and support supply management.

• Dreamers – submit your ideas for Challenge 1: Your ideas are what the first competition is looking for here — the best concepts for manufacturing intelligence applications using MTConnect. Think big! Challenge 1 is seeking ambitious yet achievable ideas that capture the public’s imagination and harness innovation and breakthroughs for the Department of Defense and U.S. industrial manufacturing supply chain. This competition started on, April 12, 2013 and runs through May 31, 2013.

• Doers – create an application for Challenge 2: If you’re the type to roll up your sleeves, the second competition is looking for development of software applications that address the objectives of this challenge.

This competition begins on July 1, 2013 and runs until January 31, 2014.

MTConnect Challenge needs YOU: Diverse variety of entrants – students and professionals, scientists, laypersons, and organizations of all kinds, including manufacturers – are encouraged to participate.
What is MTConnect? MTConnect is an open-source, royalty-free communications standard intended to foster greater communication and connectivity between manufacturing equipment and devices.

For more information, visit MTConnect.Challenge.gov

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