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Dell Internet of Things Contest

Welcome to the Dell Internet of Things Contest!

Does your company want to bring the Internet of Things to life? Design your innovative IoT solution with real business impact for a chance to win one of 16 amazing prizes worth $600,000 in total value.

Make the Internet of Things real. Today.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for companies that want to develop innovative IoT solutions for businesses. Any design should incorporate the Dell Edge Gateway – and you can participate if you are a commercial company, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), a system integrator, a developer or a channel partner. Your solution can be developed for different verticals (e.g. manufacturing, building automation, transportation, retail and many others). And remember: Innovation and Business Impact are the two criteria your solution will be measured against.

What is a Dell Edge Gateway?

The Dell Edge Gateway, powered by Intel® processor technology, brings the power of analytics to the edge of the IoT network, reducing the time and cost associated with transferring non-essential data to the cloud or datacenter.

The Dell Edge Gateway is flexible, connects both legacy and modern sensors and devices, and can be customized for various commercial use cases.

The Dell OEM Solutions group can help map out an ideal IoT ecosystem so customers, partners and system integrators can start small, build fast and connect what matters.

Learn more about Dell IoT Solutions and Dell Edge Gateways.


What’s in it for you?

Your participation is an opportunity to help shape the IoT world! If your solution is among the winners, you will get an amazing award and a chance to collaborate with Dell, showcase your innovation and bring it to market.

A total of 16 winners will be chosen:

Platinum
$150,000*
1 winner

Gold
$50,000*
5 winners

Silver
$20,000*
10 winners

*Dollar values representative of total prize package(s).

Each prize consists of:

  • Individual or team cash award
  • Business and engineering consulting from Dell business and technology experts to help you develop and implement the solution
  • Hardware and software to test your solution in Proof-of-Concepts and pilot deployments
  • Access to Dell’s innovative IoT Lab
  • Co-marketing and public relations on your behalf
  • Go-to-Market funds to help you bring solution to the market

Learn more about the prizes


How to participate

  1. Read the Offical Rules.
  2. Register for the contest using the form on the right.
  3. Receive your application form and information on how to order a Dell Edge Gateway (purchase not required).
  4. Submit your innovative gateway-based IoT solution.

Evaluation and Awards

  1. Your submission will be evaluated by our panel of IoT experts based on two criteria:
    – Innovation
    – Business Impact
  2. Selected winners will be notified via email.
  3. Winners will be announced at an upcoming IoT global event.

Participating Partners

supplying Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series for the contest.

Register to participate

Register now and you will receive an application from the email address gateway_contest@dell.com along with the submission instructions.

please enter 'no website' if not applicable


Contest timeline

  • October 20, 2015: Registration and submission open
  • March 31, 2016: Registration and submission deadline
  • April 1-15: Evaluation and winners selection
  • April 18-April 25: Communication with winners
  • May 01-June 15: Winners awards

Resources

Pushing Through the Hype of IoT

It always feels great to win an award. But we are especially proud when we’re recognized for our work with customers. At CES 2016, Compass Intelligence announced Dell as the IoT Customer Enhancement Company of the Year.

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Why Gateways Matter to IoT?

The central objective of IoT at Dell is enabling better business decisions using data generated by sensors. Our pragmatic IoT approach starts with three simple points: start with what you have, architect for analytics and think security first.

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Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series

The Dell Edge Gateway is a smart device on a distributed IoT network that aggregates, normalizes, secures and relays data from diverse sensors and equipment. Built upon an Intel® Atom™ processor, it can perform local analytics to send only the meaningful information to the next tier, which could be another gateway, the cloud or the datacenter.

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