Multi-Disciplinary Teams Forming
Student Innovators from Multiple Disciplines
As a consequence of the CIC’s history and substance, competitors have predominantly come from the “Mobile Applications and Services” track in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing (composed of 80 mostly-masters students). However students from other disciplines have made critical contributions to the CIC, they are actively invited, and their numbers are growing as new teams are being formed.
More on the 2009/2010 CIC
The September 28 event featured numerous student development presentations, meet-and-greet with representatives of GT-RNOC sponsors Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola, plus addresses by Peter Hill, Vice President of Architecture, Service Concepts and Video for long-time sponsor AT&T (Press Rel), Tony Lewis, Vice President of Open Development for our newest sponsor Verizon Wireless (Press Rel), and Ron Hutchins, Associate Vice Provost and Chief Technology Officer for Georgia Tech.
Overview, Teams, Process, Categories, Sponsorship, Judging
Sponsors & Category Definition:
GT-RNOC staff works with Category sponsors to channel the creative energies of our student innovators for maximum value. With regard to both the business and technology aspects of their competition category, sponsors may choose to a) provide more constraints, guidance, and resources to most accurately target results b) provide fewer constraints, resources, and less guidance to foster “blue sky” innovation, or c) balance “more VS less” on both the technology and business axis according to their tactical or strategic interests.
2009/2010 CIC Timeline:
- Proposal Reviews: Nov 20, 2009 – January 15, 2010
- Invited Industry Review: February 2010
- Judging and awards: April 2010
- Begin commercialization: Summer 2010
GT-RNOC Convergence Innovation Competition Kickoff Event
GT-RNOC hosted the Kickoff of the 2009-2010 Convergence Innovation Competition on September 28, 2009 from 5pm to 7pm at Technology Square Research Building (TSRB).
Over 180 Industry sponsors and guests, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and campus partners attended!
The speakers for the event were:
- Dr. Ron Hutchins, Executive Director of GT-RNOC and Georgia Tech's Chief Technology Officer
- Peter Hill, Vice President of Converged Services at AT&T
- Tony Lewis, Vice President of Open Development at Verizon Wireless
Attendees saw exciting converged service applications developed by GT-RNOC and affiliated GT Research Centers, including winning entries from past competitions, and projects built with platform contributions from our Industry partners Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola. The event was an opportunity for students to learn more about the competition, including categories, timeilnes, and teaming.