(BARCELONA)

The academic and research communities are being urged to pitch their ideas for transforming the world of mobile technology.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which takes place next month, launched the Mobile World Scholar Challenge this year and the deadline for entries has been extended to 21 January.

“For MWC 2018, we are introducing the Mobile World Scholar Challenge, which will highlight new and impactful ideas from the academic and research communities across the globe. We are seeking short-form videos, of no more than three minutes in duration, that promote ‘the science’ as well as the potential ‘use cases. related to your research. The more applicable it is to mobile, the better,” the event’s website states.

Smart cities, artificial intelligence and blockchain are just a few of the areas of innovation the challenge is targeted at. Cash prizes up to £2000 are up for grabs and travel expenses are provided for the gold prize winners.

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