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IoT project of the year 2021: submit your solution!

14 April, 2021
Aliaksandra Makarevich

In 2020, Gurtam for the first time organized a competition dedicated to telematics and IoT projects – IoT project of the year.

How did we take such a daring decision? Because we know how flexible, multifunctional, and effective IoT technologies and telematics are becoming, how they help automate and digitalize the most conservative industries, and how smart solutions bring benefits to businesses of all types. We wanted to share the brightest projects with the whole world – and we did it! The number of applications significantly exceeded our expectations, the level of projects amazed even our specialists, and the leading world media wrote about the competition, its participants, and winners, including Forbes and Business Insider

We saw that the competition is important and necessary for both integrators and their potential clients, who often do not know about the variety of telematics tools. That’s why the second IoT project of the year will take place in 2021! Here is a summary of what you should know about the event.

Why participate?

The competition is a great opportunity to:

  • introduce your best projects to the professional community;
  • get a new perspective on your business and compare it with the industry competitors;
  • exchange ideas, approaches, and technologies with your colleagues;
  • promote yourself on the market and acquire new clients;
  • increase your company's credibility;
  • reinforce the expert reputation in the industry.

In 2020, projects from all over the world took place in IoT project of the year, from Canada to Russia, from Mongolia to Colombia. This year, participation in the competition is also open to integrators from all over the world.

The participating projects will be published in our use cases library. The winners and the most interesting projects will be covered in the Gurtam blog and in the leading business media. Throughout the competition, we will share details about the event in the blog, social networks, mailings, and other channels.

Participation details

Who can apply

Any company that successfully delivered the project using telematics and IoT technologies can apply regardless of its residence state or what software and hardware it uses.

Participation rules

Participation in the competition is free. We accept projects that meet the following requirements:

  • The project implementation took place within the period from January 1, 2020, to March 20, 2021;
  • The project information that you submit in the application form should be confirmed in writing by the end-user (please use the authorization letter or the authorization email template);
  • For Wialon partners, the data on the end-user who ordered the implementation should be filled in on my.wialon.com.

Nominations

The competition will be held in 17 nominations, which means that each project will find its spot in the list of participants.

  • Long-haul shipping
  • Cold chain transportation
  • Local deliveries
  • Public transport
  • Waste management
  • Agriculture
  • Fuel transportation and storage
  • Construction and demolition
  • Ready-mix concrete
  • Home and office services
  • Security personnel
  • Public safety
  • Personal monitoring
  • Stationary objects
  • Anti-COVID-19
  • Other
  • Special recognition
  • Community choice

We also singled out the Community choice nomination. Its winner will be determined through voting among the members of the partner community.

Please note! One project can be submitted for just one nomination. However, the number of projects per company is not limited provided that they take part in different nominations. A nomination category for each project is assigned by the Gurtam team. 

Determining the winners

The jury of Gurtam experts, including Wialon implementation consultants, will assess the projects. The assessment will take place by a wide range of criteria, for more details please read the participation rules.

Participants who submit their projects by June 7, will get additional points. So hurry up! It will increase your chances to win.

Timeline

Projects submission: April 14 – July 5, 2021

Projects evaluation and their publication on the website: April 14 – July 23, 2021

Award ceremony: September 30, 2021

Publication of competition results: October 8, 2021

The award ceremony will be held online. Winners from anywhere in the world will be able to participate in it.


«‎Over the past year, telematics has once again demonstrated how quickly and accurately it responds to new challenges. Just look at the solutions for combating the spread of COVID-19 and tracking patients! So this year we look forward to even more original, intelligent, and ambitious projects» 

Aliaksandr Kuushynau, head of Wialon Division

Aliaksandr Kuushynau

Head of Wialon Division, Gurtam

How to submit

The members of the Wialon community can submit their projects on my.wialon.com. For those who work with other telematics platforms, we have a special form to fill in. 

Are you a Wialon partner? Submit via my.wialon.com 

Not with Gurtam yet? A link for integrators working with other software:


Take the chance to promote your business, meet professionals of the highest level and attract the attention of your future clients. Join us!

Aliaksandra Makarevich
Aliaksandra Makarevich
Aliaksandra is a Content Marketer at Gurtam, with 3+ years of content-related experience in publishing houses and international tech companies. She has now switched to topics associated with telematics and IoT, to keep Gurtam's clients updated and engaged.

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