Team Smelp win the top prize at the German competition held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Building upon the growing ubiquity of the Internet of Things, Cisco launched The Switch-Up Challenge in partnership with TARGETrecruit. This competition invites technological innovation from university students, requiring them to devise an innovative mechanism that can tackle a social or environmental issue by using the Internet of Things. The prize is a week-long trip to Cisco’s global headquarters in San Jose, California.
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100 of the top university students from across the UK attended the Grand Final of the ICAEW 100 at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London today. Carlos Gutierrez Terrer from the University of Bath was announced as the overall winner and is now going on to represent ICAEW at the One Young World Summit 2017, in Bogotá Columbia.
The summit brings together the best young talent from around the world. Carlos will follow in the footsteps of previous ICAEW delegates at the Summit who have had the chance to meet those who have showcased the true potential of a leader - luminaries such as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan and Sir Richard Branson.
The full shortlist for the 2017 TARGETjobs awards has been announced, ahead of the event on the 30 March.
There are two main types of awards: the Student Panel awards – voted by a select group of 80 students from various UK universities; and the Sector awards – the best graduate employer in key career sectors, as voted by 62,814 students in this year’s trendence Graduate Survey.
Every single award within these two categories is voted on and determined exclusively by students, a fact that makes the Graduate Recruitment Awards event unlike any other.
‘The Internet of Things, the concept of embedding physical objects (tools, vehicles, buildings etc.) with technology and connecting them to the internet, is swiftly becoming an intrinsic facet of our modern world. Examples range from a toothbrush that can tell your smartphone how well you’re brushing your teeth, to sensors within aircraft engines that monitor data and faults and share them in real-time.
It is this growing ubiquity of the Internet of Things that led six teams of undergraduates to Cisco’s UK headquarters on the 9 February, ready to compete in the grand final of the Switch-Up Challenge.