LoRa schools internet challenge for Tassie students

Tasmanian schools are encouraged to engage with new technologies through the LoRa Schools Challenge. Students are invited to come up with the best new ideas of how a state–wide Internet of Things could improve lives.
Jul 15, 2017

The Tasmanian state government are inviting students to come up with the best new idea of how a statewide Internet of Things (IoT) could improve lives, incorporating the LoRa WAN wireless network currently being piloted in Launceston.

The IoT is the connection of computing devices embedded in everyday objects enabling them to send and receive data via the internet, and it is a growing reality in life with cars, buildings, and medical devices becoming increasingly connected.

Over the next two months as the next stage of LoRa WAN is rolled-out across Launceston, students, groups or schools can enter one-minute videos on their idea for an IoT solution that could form a successful business or solve a pressing problem.

With the next phase of the LoRa WAN pilot network underway towards full wireless coverage of the entire Launceston region, students are challenged to map out what they would like to see done or made possible, or what they would like to see connected, with this growing technology.

Winning schools in LoRa Schools Challenge will receive IoT equipment kits and ongoing support.