Cloud Innovation World Cup Categories
The Cloud Innovation World Cup addresses new application areas of cloud based innovations for all relevant markets and industries:
ICT Business Services
New cloud computing ideas in ICT Business Services offer enterprises and employees the opportunity to avoid installing software and licenses on every single hardware by loading one application only. This application allows users to log into a web-based service which provides all necessary programs and storage for large amounts of data. There already are some cloud ICT Business Services used by enterprises, like CRM systems or storage solutions, which guarantee convenient handling, huge storage as well as data security and privacy. However, the potential for new application fields and innovative solutions is huge.
Smart Living connects our living spaces to the Internet. The basic concept combines the vision of “intelligent” infrastructures in different areas of life with the information processing of modern cloud computing. Emerging smart technologies, innovative design solutions, and smart materials in a cloud computing environment, create smarter living spaces. Today´s society desires to improve the quality of life, to better perform their day to day activities, and to enjoy entertainment and recreational activities. Developing connected key technologies in the areas of healthcare, payments, consumer electronics, security, smart home and wellness are more important to support such needs.
Efficient mobility services provide security and a tailored design for companies and individuals, as well as development, management, administration and provision of data, applications and processes. Being stored offsite cloud computing services enhance enterprise effectiveness by providing relevant information at the right time at the right place and increases productivity, efficiency and responsiveness. By connecting devices in the transportation, navigation or automotive industries directly to the cloud, companies can link multiple pieces of data for a more accurate and dynamic experience. Whether for aviation, navigation, public transportation, railway, car traffic, parking, for industries or consumers. IoT solutions will be crucial for future mobility strategies.
For cities it is increasingly important to balance economic, social and environmental resources. In modern times utilizing a cloud-based network offers the opportunity to manage urban infrastructure, provide a sustainable and intelligent environment, stimulate economy, accelerate information delivery and as a result improve quality of life. Whether utilities, public services or smart cities smart economy, mobility, environment, people, living, governance, the urban infrastructure network is in transition. There is a lot of room for improvement. It is essential to have a reliable network and easy-to-integrate technologies, which are the right tools that will help to efficiently measure, control, and store resources.
‘Industry 4.0′ depicts the fourth industrial revolution after the mechanization of water and steam power, the mass production with electric power, and the digital revolution. Now, technologies are embedded into materials, parts and the machines building these – each product has its own digital information, and the production is further automated. Together with cloud computing, the possibilities for Industry 4.0 solutions are higher than ever, the introduction of self-optimization, self-configuration, self-diagnosis, and cognition to help people with this increasingly complex work, is facilitated. Do you have an innovative solution or idea that promote this revolution?
‘GEO Award’ by CloudEO
With the “GEO Award” our partner CloudEO is seeking solutions that integrate geospatial information and provide additional benefit to the cloud based service offered.
Life is geospatial. Every activity is related to a geographical location. For application fields like agriculture, forestry, transportation and mobility, it is clear that the geo position is crucial to evaluate the current status and take the right course of action for each location. Cities and rural areas need information about critical points of interest like roads, bridges, buildings, and further information linked to it like satellite images about congestion or pollution. A lot of industries could use geo data to optimize their processes (e.g. smart metering). And even individuals use a lot of information related to their geographical position and many more use cases will arise in the future.
‘Evolve Insurance Award’ by Allianz Digital Accelerator
With the “Evolve Insurance Award” our partner Allianz Digital Accelerator is seeking solutions that have an impact on Allianz business like new insurance business models or services.
Allianz is looking for innovations to its business models. Elements of a business model that could be altered by your solution include: intended target customers, value propositions, consumers relations, partner and supplier affiliations, distribution and sales channels, advertising, as well as cutting-edge solutions regarding revenue models and cost structure. Such as services or advice / information in a situation that is new or uncomfortable to customer, or during a situation when one feels a need for additional protection (e.g. transportation of valuable goods during a move).